The British Prime Minister Teresa May has made a statement in connection with the poisoning of former Russian intelligence worker, Sergei Skripal.
In her speech, the British prime minister stressed that Skripal was poisoned by a nerve agent developed in Russia. She called it “a crime against the United Kingdom”, in which “with a high degree of probability” Moscow is involved. May notes that what is happening is in line with Russia’s behavior in recent years.
“It is now clear that Mr. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military nerve agent developed by Russia, which is part of the group of nerve agents known as the “Newcomer.”
According to the head of the British government, the Russian ambassador has already been summoned by Foreign Minister Boris Johnson for explanations about Moscow’s involvement in the poisoning. The final decision will be made on March 14.
The former colonel of the Russian GRU, Sergei Skripal, was sentenced to 13 years for espionage in favor of Britain. He left for London in the spy exchange of 2010, earlier this month he was poisoned in the city of Salisbury. The 66-year-old man was found unconscious on a bench in a shopping center along with his 33-year-old daughter.
Earlier, British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said that London could reconsider going to the 2018 World Cup, if the incident with the poisoning of former GRU officer shower a “Russian trace”. The minister also promised to give a “hard answer” in case of relevant evidence. The defender of Manchester United and England Gary Neville, in response, called Johnson “useless fool.”
On March 12, London officially accused Moscow of poisoning Skripal – without any kind of evidence, much like everything surrounding the Russiagate sage of recent days.