The soldiers have begun the ‘clean-up’ of the territories connected to the poisoning of ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia as Sky News reported.
‘Three army trucks have arrived in Salisbury to start the clean-up operation in the city following the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The convoy rolled into the city at dusk on Tuesday to begin the decontamination of nerve agent ‘hotspots’’, the message said.
The soldiers unloaded two large metal containers and a mini tractor near the Maltings shopping mall, where the Skripals were found unconscious.
According to the information, the territory around the bench is one of the nine objects that should be cleared. It is noted that it can take a few months.
The process takes place under the control of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).
Also, the restaurant Zizzi and The Mill pub will also be cleared-up as the Skripals visited these place before they were found at the bench.
The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed Britain’s conclusions that ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal was poisoned with the nerve agent.
Ex-colonel of Russia’s GRU, Chief Intelligence Department, Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, poisoned in the center of Salisbury town in the evening of March 4, are still struggling for life in the intensive care unit of the local hospital. The British special services suppose that Skripals were poisoned by his ex-colleague Andrey Lugovoy, who acted on orders from Moscow.