Russian flag pinned to the side of Salisbury cathedral

Source : 112 Ukraine

It was noticed at first light, and was taken around 8:45 a.m.
16:19, 17 February 2019

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Unknown persons have put up the flag of the Russian Federation on the building of the Salisbury Cathedral. This was reported by the radio station Spire FM, which is based in the city.

The flag was hung at the top of the north side of the building. It was noticed February 17 in the morning, as soon as it dawned.

The flag of the Russian Federation was removed as of 8:45 in the morning. Salisbury Cathedral press service did not comment on the situation.

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In the meantime, social networks express outrage at such an act.

“How dare some stupid fool disrespect our city. After everything this city has got through it does not need this,” Lee Martin wrote on Twitter.

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Earlier the authorities of Wiltshire County, the United Kingdom made a decision to dismantle the house of ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal in Salisbury, as The Guardian reported.

The neighbors of Skripal have been already warned about the repair works in the house as the letter of Wiltshire council states. It is supposed that they will last up to four months.

On January 7, the works on the cleanup have begun. The contractors plan to put up the scaffolding, which will create the “hermetic frame” around the house and garage. Then the roofs of two building will be dismantled in two weeks. New roofs will be installed.

The risks for other people are considered to be low.

The police assume it is where the ex-GRU agent and his daughter Yulia were exposed to Novichok nerve agent first.

Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury in March 2018. Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, produced in Russia.

Reportedly, the Crown Prosecution Service of the U.K. called the names of the suspects in the poisoning of the ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The police suspect Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They are accused of the poisoning of Skripals, a police officer who participated in the investigation, and two U.K. citizens in Amesbury. 

Later it was reported that there could be four more suspects in the Skripal case, apart from Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whose names were revealed by the British counter-intelligence. 

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