With the ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in a critical condition, after being found poisoned on a Salisbury park bench, you would have thought it wasn’t the best time for jokes.
That didn’t stop the banter brigade over at the Russian Embassy from posting this delightful tweet:
Litvinenko LOL, Gareth Williams ROFL, Putin threatening traitors will choke on their betray on state broadcast, BANTS!
Hang on guys though: the Russian Embassy aren’t the only ones unconvinced of Russia’s involvement. Indeed, UKIP High Wycombe leapt to the Embassy’s defence:
@RussianEmbassy too early to say who did it .It could be a third party such as the EU trying to interfere in UK Russian relations
— UKIP High Wycombe (@UKIPHighWycombe) March 8, 2018
Ah yes, the EU: notorious for their use of nerve agents against Russian double agents.