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In Russia, suspicions over spy's poisoning point to Britain

AP  |  Moscow 

Since a former Russian double agent and his daughter were poisoned in Britain a week ago, suspicions about Russia's possible handiwork have run high except in major Russian outlets, where fingers point in the other direction.

Sergei Skripal, a former in Russia's military intelligence service GRU who was convicted in of spying for Britain, and his adult daughter were found comatose on March 4 in the English town of Salisbury, where he lived after being freed in a 2010 swap.

"If you think about it, well, the only ones for whom the poisoning of the ex-GRU is advantageous are the British," Dimtry Kiselev, one of Russia's most powerful media figures, said during his Sunday program.

The British motive? "Simply in order to feed their Russophobia," Kiselev posited.

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First Published: Mon, March 12 2018. 14:55 IST
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