Britain's defense secretary Gavin Williamson announced plans Thursday to build a new 67 million US dollar Chemical Weapons Defense Center.
Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson said the new center will ensure Britain maintains its edge in chemical analysis and defense.
"Frankly Russia should go away, it should shut up".
Russian Federation must cooperate with the world's chemical weapons body and disclose a "Novichok" nerve agent programme after a former spy was attacked with military-grade toxin in an English city, the European Union said on Thursday.
However the Defence Secretary, who has been lobbying for more money for the United Kingdom military, also claimed cuts made in 2010 were based on a "naive" assessment that nation states were no longer a source of threats to the UK.
Williamson also said thousands of British soldiers will be vaccinated against anthrax as a precautionary measure. "We will continue to make the case to our friends and allies that as a comity of nations we need to stand up to Russian Federation".
"In every continent of the world there are not just extremists but states willing to undermine our values, ideas, and everything we stand for", said Williamson. You see what they are doing in Syria, what they are doing in Ukraine.
"As Brexit beckons, the eyes of the world are on us".
"If we doubted the threat Russian Federation poses to our citizens, we only have to look at the shocking example of their reckless attack in Salisbury", Williamson will say.
Williamson was appointed defense secretary last November by Prime Minister Theresa May, replacing Sir Michael Fallon who resigned.