The Foreign Secretary, William Hague, has insisted that the government is doing all it can to secure the release of three people from Devon, being held over a Greenpeace protest in Russia.
In the past few minutes, Russia has said it will drop charges of piracy, but replace them with hooliganism instead.
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It will be a bright and warm evening but clouds will arrive as midnight approaches.
After a fine end to the day, skies will turn cloudier overnight with the chance of a few showers, possibly heavy.
Skripal delivered a statement in Russian before providing further written comments in both Russian and English.