Spy poisoning case: The Skripals could be poisoned via air conditioner in car

Source : 112 Ukraine

The powdered nerve agent could have been inserted into the vehicle's ventilation system
09:08, 19 March 2018

Open source

Sergei and Yulia Skripals could have suffered a nerve agent attack via the air conditioning system in their own car. ABC News reported that with a reference to its own source. 

The powdered poisonous substance could be put into the vehicle's ventilation system, the source says.   

'U.K. officials now have a clearer picture of just how the attack was conducted, sources said. They believe the nerve agent was used in a dust-like powdered form and that it circulated through the vents of Skripal's BMW. Three intelligence officials told ABC News that the Russian military origin and the nature of the substance, a “dusty” organophosphate, are clear to them', the news agency reported.

The Guardian

Ex-colonel of Russia’s Main Intelligence Agency, Sergey Skripal and his daughter, 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.

Related: Who is Sergei Skripal, ex-spy poisoned in the UK?

The whole case turned out to be high-profile. The British media call the poisoning 'Litvinenko-2', referring to the poisoning of ex-FSB agent Aleksandr Litvinenko in 2006. British PM Theresa May announced that 23 Russian diplomats will be sent off from the UK due to the attack on Skripal. Foreign Minister Boris Jonson added that the leading Russian officials and members of the royal family are not going to visit Russia for FIFA World Cup matches. Jonson also said that the government considers the option to ban the national football team from the competition.

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