Russian Federation hits back at United Kingdom, cites 2018 World Cup

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Skripal and his daughter remain in a critical but stable condition in hospital, plus a local policeman is also hospitalized and local residents have been warned about the impact of the military-grade nerve agent which it is claimed were developed with Russian Federation influence.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has previously hinted at a boycott.

But prime minister Theresa May's confirmation that a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed exclusively by Russian Federation was used to poison a former double agent on British soil has raised the stakes and thrown World Cup participation back into the mix in terms of how Britain will respond.

Mourinho's television role at this year's World Cup in Russian Federation was announced a day after the Salisbury incident but the Portuguese boss has since repeatedly refused to answer questions about his position as a pundit.

"The World Cup this summer can not go ahead as if nothing has happened, and civilised democratic peace-loving countries can not just show up and hand Putin his PR victory". London might also ask other countries to join the boycott.

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However, the ministry was adamant that such conclusions had been made in haste, saying: "The investigation into [the poisoning of Skripal], which is not only still not complete, but virtually hasn't even started". So now they want to "punish" us with a World Cup boycott.

RT, formerly known as Russia Today, has recently been attacked by politicians in France and the United States for pumping out propaganda in support of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and on Monday in parliament several MPs called for its UK broadcasting licence to be withdrawn.

Tugendhat said it was "extraordinary" the World Cup was being held "in a country that used murder as an instrument of state policy" and said "a boycott should be kept on the table".

"I am a football fanatic, I love the World Cup, I am proud that my country has qualified". British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that it was "highly likely" that Russian Federation was behind the attack and promised "extensive measures" against the country if an explanation was not provided.

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