The US Releases Its Conclusions About Skripal Poisoning

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The U.S. Department of State (DOS) has drawn two conclusions regarding the case of the poisoning of former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, in Britain.

“Either the use of this nerve agent was a deliberate action by the Russian government or else it was a result of Russia’s failure to declare and secure its stocks of this weapon,” a representative from the DOS stated.

According to the U.S., the United Kingdom presented convincing proof of what happened to the Skripals.

The DOS expressed confidence in the fact that the poisonous military nerve agent that was used, was developed by Russia.

British Prime Minister, Theresa May, said that the Skripals were poisoned by “Novichok,”a nerve agent of military origin, developed in Russia.

On March 4, 2018, Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench, at the Salisbury shopping mall in England. Investigators found that they were poisoned by the neuroparalytic substance, Novichok, which was developed in Russia. Yulia Skripal is no longer in critical condition but is stable. Her father is still in critical condition but is also considered stable. 

Britain blamed Russia and convened the U.N. Security Council. Britain later expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country.

On March 26, more than 20 countries announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats in response to the attack. The United States, Canada, Australia, Albania, Norway, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Poland, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Croatia, Romania, Hungary, Ukraine, Lithuania and Latvia are some of the countries that announced their decision as an act of solidarity with Britain.  The Russian Foreign Ministry announced on March 30, the expulsion of diplomats from around 23 countries as a tit-for-tat response.