Russian Spy from UK poisoned


Emerson Marquez, Staff Writer

A little more than a month ago on March 4th a former spy to Russia and his daughter were poisoned by the Russian developed poison Novichok in Salisbury, Britain. Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal, his daughter were found unresponsive on a public bench but the poison was traced back to their front door.

There is no official evidence that this posing was conducted by Russia and Russia still denies even though it is highly likely that they poisoned Sergei Skripal.

This isn’t the first time this has happened. On November 1 2006, Alexander Litvinenko a former officer for the Federal Security Service (FSB) suddenly fell ill and was hospitalized and died three weeks later becoming the first confirmed victim of lethal polonium-210-induced acute radiation syndrome. After Russia was accused in this case Britain and Russia under went diplomatic problems.

Another reason Russia was being blamed is because the nerve agent Novichok was developed by the Soviet Union and Russia between 1971 and 1993, and the scientists who developed it claimed it was the deadliest nerve agent ever created. It was also classified as a military grade nerve agent. And the last reason is that he was a former russian spy so this gives suspicion that russia did it to almost “shush” him.

After this happened there has been some outrage from Britain’s allies and it is causing some turbulence with diplomacy to Russia. Like how countries from around the world have been expelling Russian diplomats from their country including the US who is expelling up to 60 diplomats and closing a consoliote in Seatlle.

Russia is doing exactly the same because when Britain expelled 28 diplomats from Russia, they did exactly the same. More than 20 countries have expelled Russian diplomats including: Canada, Australia, Croatia, UK, USA, Spain, Italy, Germany and many more. Sergei is currently stable in the Salisbury hospital but his daughter has recently been discharged from the hospital.

Christine Blanshard, medical director of Salisbury District Hospital, told reporters Mr Skripal could be discharged in due course. “We have now discharged Yulia,” Ms Blanshard said. “This is not the end of her treatment, but marks a significant milestone.”