‘British Royals, Ministers Won’t Attend Russia 2018 World Cup’

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Updated March 14, 2018
FIFA World Cup 2018 mascot Zabivaka in front of the Manege Exhibition Hall outside the Kremlin in Moscow. Photo: Mladen ANTONOV / AFP


British royals and government ministers will not attend the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.

Prime Minister Theresa May said this on Wednesday as she blamed Moscow for the nerve agent attack on a former double agent.

“There will be no attendance by ministers — or indeed members of the royal family — at this summer’s World Cup in Russia,” May told lawmakers.

She also announced the suspension of high-level bilateral ties between London and Moscow.