My guess is that spies have been passing on info or are thinking about passing much needed info to the uk and some of the powers in Russia want to send s strong message to woul be defectors. Also Russia is very active against Europe and wants to destabilise the region for its own advantage.
Russia Uses Nerve Agent to Assassinate Spy
@ COFTY - "Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was not first on the scene at the park bench where Sergei and Yulia were discovered. He was assigned to the investigation and attended their home on the outskirts of Salisbury."
They fell ill after leaving the restaurant and never reached their home?????? The waters get muddier.
They fell ill after leaving the restaurant and never reached their home
How about the following scenario? Yulia returns from Russia with contaminated items in her luggage. Sergei and Yulia become ill after opening same during an outing that Sunday. Perhaps it was a present for Sergei. DC.Bailey later searches their house and comes into contact with more contamination and becomes ill.
Six question marks doesn't make it any more mysterious.
How does our incomplete knowledge of the details become fuel for insane conspiracy theories?
Russia is also very active in the Middle East at the moment. Russian ships have been cruising past the uk on their way to Syria. Our battle ships have had to go and make sure they keep their distance from our shores. There is a lot of tension between Britain and Russia at the moment.
Remember, Alexander Litvinenko??? It's happened before.
The Bulgarians also assassinated someone in a similar way although in both instances the agent was administered directly.
Putin respects no one. He is a monster.
The United States and its European allies are expelling dozens of Russian diplomats in a coordinated response to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yuri.
Twenty countries are expelling a total of more than a hundred diplomats/spies in the biggest diplomatic expulsion in history. The US are throwing out 48 diplomats in and closing the Russian Consulate General in Seattle.
Twelve Russian diplomats at the UN who are described by the State Department as "intelligence operatives" who have "abused their privilege of residence in the United States" have also been given a week to leave.