Theresa May must have been delighted by the huge response to the UK's publication of Russia's poisonings in Salisbury.
Over 100 Russian diplomats have been ousted from a long list of countries. These and other measures against Moscow following the nerve agent attack in the U.K. makes Russia increasingly isolated amid global diplomatic expulsions. Australia followed by expelling two diplomats and adding that it could also boycott the World Cup in Russia.
Russia has denied any involvement in the attack and put the two identified killers on their TV channel to state that they were only in Salisbury as tourists. The disbelief and ridicule that followed this has made Russia look foolish as well as dishonest and immoral. said the U.K. is "misleading" the world. When a country acts immorally it may be feared, but when it looks ridiculous its power is considerably lessened.
The Russian diplomatic boycott continues to grow as countries look to punish Russia for the nerve agent poisoning of two of their former citizens. The poisoning took place in the United Kingdom (UK) in early March 2018. The UK was the first country to expel 23 Russian diplomats. The United States then followed by expelling 60 Russian diplomats and as of May, 2018, over 100 diplomats have been expelled from 23 different countries.
These actions certainly will not help the growing tension between Russia and the rest of the world, as Russia looks increasingly isolated over this incident and their meddling in the elections in the US and in some European countries.