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Spy scandal in Britain: who poisoned Sergii Skrypal and how will this end for Russia?

The text was published on “Khvylya”

The attempt to kill the former Russian intelligence officer Sergii Skrypal and his daughter Yuliia in the British town of Salisbury has brought to mind very familiar, still relatively fresh, terrible cadres of year 2006 from the University College Hospital in London. Weakened by radiation, former Russian FSB officer Yuriy Lytvynenko, being on the verge of death, accuses Russian President Volodymyr Putin in his murder. It has been considered one of the turning points that significantly worsened relations between Great Britain and Russia, and Putin got himself the image of a “chekist” who, let’s say, “does not leave his own behind.” The poisoning of Sergii Skrypal 12 years after Lytvynenko’s death – looks like abusing the British, which again questioned the future relationship between London and Moscow and put the assets of Russians in Britain in danger. There are many questions concerning this attempt, and there is very little information in public, but it seems that this is already threatening Russia in the context of a general confrontation with the West. So, who actually poisoned Sergii Skrypal and how can this end?

Inna Gordienko

PR-director of the Ukrainian Institute of the Future

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