The British government is now putting Russia on notice. British Prime Minister Theresa May leaving little doubt that Russia is most likely to blame for the chemical attack against the former Russian spy and his daughter.
Chilling scenes in the quiet English city of Salisbury, Troops donning chemical warfare gear, securing sites contaminated by the nerve agent used to try to kill former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal. Theresa May told parliament the weapon was Russian made.
Theresa May said, “It is now clear that Mr. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent of the type developed by Russia. It is highly likely Russia was responsible”. Called a Novichok agent, a next-generation chemical weapon up to ten times deadlier than sarin. It attacks the nervous system.
Chemical Weapons Expert, Gwyn Winfield commenting, “There is no way that somebody within the middle ranks could have got their hands on this”. It would have had to come from the very top”.
In Russia, Putin brushed off questions about the attack in Britain. He said, “First, get to the bottom of it and then we will discuss”.
The British government summoned the Russian ambassador and gave him one day to explain how this advanced chemical weapon came to be used in an assassination attempt.