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British prime minister Theresa May has announced that no ministers or members of the royal family will attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this summer following the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury, England.
Per TicToc by Bloomberg, May revealed the boycott at Prime Minister’s Questions on Wednesday, 10 days on from the poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, with a nerve agent:
TicToc by Bloomberg @tictoc
Theresa May says the U.K. will suspend high-level bilateral contact with Russia and that the royal family won’t attend this year’s World Cup https://t.co/jIXL7p7Gou
“There will be no attendance by ministers, or indeed members of the Royal Family, at this summer’s World Cup in Russia,” she said.
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