Saturday, 15 Dec 2018

Russian and British authorities accused each other after former Russian spy poisoned


Sergei Skripal, and his daughterSergei Skripal, and his daughter - Russian and British authorities accused each other of the incident of poisoned former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May called Russia most likely responsible for the incident. But Russia denies it and calls it a "provocation".

Skripal (66) and his daughter, Yulia (33), were found unconscious on a bench near a shopping center in Salisbury on March 4 2018. British authorities have made sure both are exposed to nerve gas. Skripal and his daughter are now critical in the hospital. The incident was investigated as an attempted murder.

As reported by AFP on Tuesday, March 13 2018, May called the nerve gas that makes Skripal and her daughter unconscious is a kind of military-level nerve gas developed by Russia. According to May, Russia had previously used type of nerve gas called Novichok.

Novichok is said to be widely used in various Russian state sponsored killings. It is known that Skripal was once a double spy for Russia and Britain.

"The government has concludedthat Russia is responsible for the action against Sergei and Yulia Skripal," PM May said during a speech before the British parliament on Monday, March 12 2018 local time.

May added that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson had summoned the Russian ambassador in London on the case. The Russian ambassador was asked to explain whether the attack on Skripal was 'direct action' from Russia against Britain, or whether the Russian government was 'lost control' over the nerve gas and someone used it.

"We ask the response from Russian government for tomorrow," said May.






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