Chilling : A Russian former general, Evgeny Buzhinskiy, has warned the world is on the brink of 'the last war in the history of mankind'
General Buzhinskiy said that expelling diplomats from the EU and US after Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury is creating a situation which is 'worse than the Cold War.'
When Buzhinskiy was asked to explain himself, the former general said: 'A real war. Worse than the Cold War is a real war. It will be the last war in the history of mankind.'
Meanwhile Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has suggested that British intelligence services could be behind the attack in order to distract from Brexit.
He argued that Russia had no motive to attack Mr Skripal, who was a former MI6 double-agent released in a 2010 spy swap.
'If there were any gripes against the man, he wouldn't have been swapped,' Mr Lavrov said.
Russia's foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov