Polish, British PMs discuss steps towards Russia

Polish PM Mateusz Morawiecki on Sunday held a telephone conversation with British PM Theresa May who wanted to consult further steps towards Russia, spokesperson for the Polish government Joanna Kopcinska announced.

Kopcinska added that the recent chemical attack which has taken place in Great Britain should be met with a solidary reaction.

Kopcinska told reporters that PM May wanted to consult with Poland, "an important ally," "further steps in view of Russia's threatening behaviour."

"The chemical attack that has taken place is not only a threat to Great Britain but also to other countries in Europe, to EU countries, hence (today's-PAP) discussion on what the reaction should be. The conclusion was that it should be a solidarity, not only bilateral, reaction of all EU member states," said the spokesperson.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May said that the Russian state was culpable for the attempted murder of former Russian military intelligence officer and British agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the UK.

After the talk, PM Mateusz Morawiecki said he discussed with PM May the need for close cooperation of NATO allies in face of Russia's illegal and aggressive actions. "We stand hand in hand with our friends from UK," Morawiecki wrote on Twitter.

UK's Downing Street in a press release on the Morawiecki-May talk wrote that the British PM thanked PM Morawiecki for his "strong support" and that they agreed on the importance of a determined response from the European Union and the wider international community.

"The Prime Minister said this was another example of an unacceptable pattern of aggressive Russian behaviour, and Prime Minister Morawiecki expressed his full solidarity with the UK in its response to this reckless act," reads the press release.