Spy poisoning case: nerve agent could be covertly put in suitcase

19:31, 16 March 2018

The nerve agent that was used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia could be put inside the woman’s suitcase before she left Russia. The Telegraph wrote this referring to the British special services.

An informed source told the outlet that the poisonous substance could be on the clothes, in the cosmetics or other items that the Skripals contacted directly. Whoever put it there must have expected that the suitcase would be opened at their residence.

The Skripals were found lying unconscious on a bench in Salibury; they were taken to a hospital with signs of tough poisoning and have been in critical condition ever since. London claimed Moscow is responsible for the attack.

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 Johnson added that the leading Russian officials and members of the royal family are not going to visit Russia for FIFA World Cup matches.