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Russia responsible for poisoning of ex-spy, UK PM says

Russia responsible for poisoning of ex-spy, UK PM says
By Editor

Days after the poisoning and hospitalization of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia who are both said to be in critical condition, UK Prime Minister Theresa May is pointing accussing fingers at Russia for being responsible for the attack on the pair.

According to May, it is “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the condition of the double agent and his daughter who were both poisoned with a military grade nerve agent developed by Moscow.

In her comments while speaking at the House of Commons on Monday, May called the assassination attempt a “reckless and despicable act”.

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“It is now clear that Mr Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia. This is a part of group of nerve agents known as Novichok,” May said.

“Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country, or the Russian government lost control of its potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get into the hands of others.”

Skripal, 66, who was convicted of spying for Britain and his 33-year-old daughter were both found unconscious on a bench at a shopping centre in Salisbury in southern England before being taken to hospital.

Skripal was granted refuge in the UK in 2010 as part of a “spy swap”.



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