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Theresa May Takes Shots At Moscow For Covering Up Russian Poisoning Attacks In Salisbury

Date September 17, 2018 12:34

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has called out the government of Russia for denying that two of its citizens suspected to be agents of the Russian Military Intelligence agency, the GRU, carried out the Salisbury poisoning attacks.

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The Prime Minister accused Moscow of “insulting the public's intelligence" as both suspects told state-funded news channel RT last week that they were just tourists visiting the UK. A spokesperson for the Prime Minister also added that the government of Russia had responded "with contempt" to the issue.

What really happened?

On Friday, March 2, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov landed at Gatwick airport for what they claimed was a two-day vacation in England. The following day they traveled to Salisbury but claimed that poor weather conditions made them cut their visit short.

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CCTV camera’s caught both men lurking around the resident of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Both Skripal and his daughter were admitted on March 4 after doctors identified that the Novichok nerve agent was used to poison them. Thankfully both father and daughter survived the attack.

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In a show of support, the United States, France, Germany, and Canada are throwing their weight behind the United Kingdom, seeking sanctions against Russia for what is described as wanton disregard of diplomatic agreements. They released a joint statement to that effect.

We, the leaders of France, Germany, the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom (UK), reiterate our outrage at the use of a chemical nerve agent, known as Novichok, in Salisbury on March 4, 2018.

However, Moscow insists that the allegations are false and suggest that the Russian state is not responsible for the attacks. In a special session at the United Nations, the Russian Ambassador maintained that his government was not involved in the attacks.

 

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Are they innocent?

UK intelligence believes that the Russian agents were unsuccessful in their mission and eventually ordered by Russian President Vladimir Putin to spin the story about being tourists. Nevertheless, it seems the story is not sticking, especially among Britons.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov claimed to be entrepreneurs during their RT interview and refused to give specific details about the nature of their business. They did, however, say they worked in the fitness industry. Investigations continue into the matter.

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