In the British government discusses the different ways to respond to the poisoning of ex-Russian military intelligence Sergei Skripal and his daughter on the territory of the United Kingdom. Despite the fact that London does not provide evidence of the participation of Moscow in the incident, Theresa may, de facto, managed to blame the Kremlin. Monday, March 12, a meeting was held of the national security Council, where it was a question about further actions of the British government in the context of the case of poisoning. According to the newspaper the Times, as one of the reactions possible cyber attacks on Russian resources, including those against the Kremlin website.
Earlier Theresa may has demanded from Moscow to Tuesday evening, March 13, to provide explanations in connection with the poisoning. Otherwise London threatens to equate what happened in Salisbury to the illegal use of force by Russia.
In turn, the Russian side categorically denies any involvement in this case. The official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova said: “Before writing new stories, let someone in the Kingdom will tell what the outcome of previous cases about Litvinenko, Berezovsky and many others who mysteriously died on British soil”.
The Times refers to the Minister of internal Affairs of great Britain of amber Rudd who spoke about the upcoming hidden answer. In addition, the publication notes that the Ministry of defence has already developed malicious software. The aim of the attack may be the sites of the Kremlin, other state agencies, as well as some media, who according to British promote the spread of so-called “fake news” and, in particular, incredibly light case of poisoning Skripal.
At this point, a former intelligence agent and his daughter are in the hospital in serious condition. Recall that in early March they found on a street bench in the city of Salisbury. British authorities said that they had been poisoned nervously-paralytic substance “Beginner”, developed in Russia. However, the Federation Council has responded to these allegations, noting that in Russia there are no stocks of this substance, they were destroyed “in accordance with international agreements under the supervision of international observers of the OPCW”. And clandestinely, outside the laboratory, to make a “Newbie” is impossible.
United States of course did not leave without attention the news, gossektore Rex Tillerson said that the us authorities tend to agree with the conclusions of the British secret service, and Russia with the big share of probability can be considered responsible for the poisoning in Salisbury. The white house also expressed hope that the perpetrators will suffer serious consequences.
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