“Their response has demonstrated complete disdain for the gravity of these events. There is no alternative conclusion other than the Russian state was responsible for the attempted murder of Mr. Skripal and his daughter,” said Prime Minister May.
Prime Minister May plans to expel 23 Russian diplomats as a result and freeze Russian state assets wherever they have evidence that they could be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents. She also revoked an invitation to the FIFA World Cup help in Russia this summer.
Donald Trump pledged solidarity with Britain over the Salisbury spy poisoning and offered any assistance he could to the UK government. A White House source told The Daily Telegraph the offer of investigative help was the first in a series of US moves expected in the coming weeks.
Over the past day, five U.S. listed Russian ETFs are all down as of 12 p.m. Eastern time according to Yahoo Finance charts.
5 Russian ETFs React to UK Retaliation Announcement
- VanEck Vectors Russia ETF (RSX) down 1.05%.
- iShares MSCI Russia Capped (ERUS) down 1.71%.
- Direxion Daily Russia Bull 3X ETF (RUSL) down 3.47%.
- VanEck Vectors Russia Small-Cap ETF (RSXJ) down 0.63%.
- SPDR S&P Russia ETF (RBL) down 1.42%.
RSXVanEck Vct Rus22.73-0.92%RSXJVanEck Vc Rs SC42.88+0.07%