PM says ‘highly likely’ Russia is responsible for nerve agent attack

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The prime minister says that it has been concluded that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by “military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.”

She also says the government has decided it is “highly likely” that Russia was responsible for the attack, because of  the kind of nerve agent that was used, and because of Russia’s history of involvement in state-sponsored attacks of this kind. 

Moscow responded, saying Theresa May’s words were “another political information campaign based on a provocation”, and has branded the prime minister’s suggestion that Moscow was probably behind the Salisbury poisonings as a “circus show”.

The spokesperson from Moscow also added, cryptically: “Before making up new fairy tales, let the British disclose how the Litvinenko case ended.” 

Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with radioactive polonium-210 in London in 2006. It seems that Russia is pointing an accusation back at the UK. 

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