European Council president Donald Tusk said he expected EU member states to take steps regarding Russia take the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom as early as Monday.
“Additional steps are expected as early as Monday on the national level,” Tusk told a press conference, adding it was too early to say what the bloc’s next steps will be.
At the same time, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said European Union countries indicated their desire to improve relations with Russia.
Russia has strongly rejected the accusations and offered its assistance in the investigation. However, Moscow's request for samples of the chemical substance used to poison Skripal was denied. Moscow also expelled UK diplomats and ordered the British Council to stop its activities in Russia in response to the UK move.