Was Russian spy defector poisoned in Salisbury?

Two people collapsed from an “unknown substance” in the British town of Salisbury on Sunday and were rushed to hospital. They turned out to be Russian colonel Sergei Skripal, 66, who spied for MI6, and a 33-year old woman, later identified as his daughter, Yulia.  Both are fighting for their lives. The hospital ward was closed to protect other patients, part of the city sealed off and the Italian Zizzi restaurant where the couple was thought to have dined also shut down. Ten years ago, Skripal was accused of passing secrets to British MI6 officers using a fake rock hidden in a Moscow Park, which agents accessed with a hidden handheld device. Russian secret services exposed the rock in 2006. He was sentenced to 13 years in a high-security prison in August 2006 before being freed in a 2010 deal which saw 10 Russian sleeper agents expelled from the United States. He set up house in Salisbury.

It is suspected that Col. Skripal, who unmasked dozens of Russian agents, may have been the target of a revenge ‘hit’ by colleagues he betrayed. Last year, his son was killed in a car crash in Russia, five years after his wife died in the same way and was buried in Britain. Monday, Kremlin officials said they are open to working with Britain over the incident, and British counterterrorism authorities have made contact with the Salisbury police investigation.

 

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11 thoughts on “ Was Russian spy defector poisoned in Salisbury?

  • Mar 6, 2018 @ 11:07 at 11:07
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    such storys are good for entertaining books

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  • Mar 6, 2018 @ 14:02 at 14:02
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    Yes he was poisoned by Russia the UK authority’s have categorical proof which includes cctv footage number plate recognition and witnesses ,whats worse is that there are now 12 UK citizens being treated some are in a serious condition.Its all over Whitehall that this time there will be serious consequences.Expect to see a lot of dead commie spys in the UK soon.SIS has the whereabouts of 90% of Russia’s intelligence agency’s in the UK.We dont call the UK the surveillance capital of the world for nothing.Because of Salisburys location and strategic importance there is 200% coverage of the whole area,the Russians are caught reed handed this time.

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  • Mar 6, 2018 @ 17:17 at 17:17
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    The Russians had an opportunity to get beyond the cold war but dictator Putin has chosen to continue the war. He is a reckless authoritarian who has chosen the wrong side and now finds himself in too deeply, especially in Syria where he has no exit strategy without appearing to have lost. Syria promises to be Russia’s 2nd Afghanistan.

    Had Putin worked with the West after the fall of the Soviet Union, it would be in much better position today…and so would the world. It is not too late because the people of Russia have a natural friend in and an affinity for the West. The Islamists they now appease and support with help to build the Islamic bomb and participate in the jihadist genocides in the Middle East are Russia’s natural enemy – and both the Islamists and the Soviets know it.

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  • Mar 6, 2018 @ 19:25 at 19:25
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    If the UK and EU stop the rich russians from spending their money in western safety – the russians will change their behaviour very quickly. Let them go to pyongyang on holiday rather than cyprus, spain or london.

    Block all entry to russians into europe. stop flights from europe to russia. Block all eu banks from opening bank accounts for russians. Block all russian IP addresses from entering EU and USA gateways.

    Is anyone really surprised? The russians shot down a civilian airliner full of holiday makers over Ukraine and faced no consequences.

    Until dictators and gangsters face nasty consequences they will keep taking what they can.

    And these guys have a veto at the UN? And the electorate of the democratic countries are quite happy for one ganster to outvote democratic policy with a veto? Let’s see how long that lasts.

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    • Mar 6, 2018 @ 19:51 at 19:51
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      Thats whats now on the cards it is going to cost Russia more than just lives

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  • Mar 6, 2018 @ 19:31 at 19:31
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    Russia is a crimocracy. This is par for the course. Since it is run by criminals, it has to be forcibly contained. The Russians have evidently calculated that the leadership of Britain is weak, which has emboldened them. However, even if that is true at the moment, others in Britain are watching and learning and they are not weak. Moreover, the Russians would by no means be the first bunch of thugs who seriously underestimated Britain: the old lion may indeed be mangy but he can still inflict a fatal bight.

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  • Mar 7, 2018 @ 0:31 at 0:31
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    cui bono, the MoSSaD diddit. seriously goi’s you’re over egging the cake here

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    • Mar 7, 2018 @ 5:32 at 5:32
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      RatSputum, You are a self documented MoRoN.

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  • Mar 7, 2018 @ 3:23 at 3:23
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    Thank you ANON IMAUS for an interesting comment! More than I can say for IVAN wasting my time to read his usual hate mail.

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  • Mar 7, 2018 @ 9:25 at 9:25
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    This is the normal run of the mill guys!! All Goverments “take care” of traitors and collateral damage is most of the time part of it cause to governments the public are just a bunch of peasants that need to be milked every month with taxes.

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  • Mar 8, 2018 @ 10:39 at 10:39
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    Was this the Russian government, a some rogue Russian Mafia hit or a false flag?
    Putin will get it either way.. If an independent Mafia hit (for some reason) then Putin has lost control. If a Putin hit then he should expect pay back for doing this on British soil again. If a false flag then Putin will need to prove it beyond reasonable doubt to the Brits via intel channels. However, as there has been a precedent of this type of assassination by Putin in Britain, it is reasonable to accept that Putin order this one as well either because this man was still active in some way or Putin wanted revenge (for some reason) on this man in particular. Perhaps even a mischievous and cynical “message” message of some sort to the UK for the ongoing support of sanctions on Russia which the UK predicted would damage Russia more and more as it goes on. All very childish ofcourse..

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