Scientists from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will take samples and send them to "reputable global laboratories". The U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said Friday that it was " overwhelmingly likely " Putin personally ordered the operation, a comment described as "unpardonable diplomatic misconduct" by the Kremlin.
The Foreign Secretary said the Kremlin's tit-for-tat expulsion of 23 British diplomats and the closures of the British consulate in St Petersburg and the British Council would only impact Vladimir Putin's compatriots. While Russia has vigorously denied involvement in the attack, Western powers see it as the latest sign of alleged Russian meddling overseas. Peskov emphasized that "we have repeatedly said that Russian Federation has no relation to that".
Hook said Trump has asked the negotiators to come up with an agreement by May 12, when the president must decide whether to once again extend US sanctions relief to Iran as required under the nuclear deal in exchange for the curbs on Iran's nuclear activities.
Voting started at 8 a.m. Sunday (2000 GMT Saturday; 4 p.m. EDT Saturday) in Russia's Chukotka and Kamchatka regions. Voters in Kaliningrad, the westmost exclave of Russian Federation, will be the last to go to the polls, which will close at 20:00 (1800 GMT) p.m.
Sunday will be a similar story, with snow and ice expected across the UK. The warning comes a fortnight after Hampshire and the rest of the nation were disrupted by the so-called "Beast from the East" - which caused widespread disruption, including scores of transport cancellations.
According to Russian news agency Tass , Mr Peskov said: "We hope that common sense will prevail and that other countries will at least stop to think if there is any proof or there is none, and if reproaches against Moscow have grounds to rely on".