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Russia eyed in UK spy poisoning case. But why would the Kremlin do it?
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, world
It certainly looks like a state actor was behind the attempted murder by exotic nerve agent of former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain last week. Outside of Russia, few people have any doubts about who that culprit must be, and most fingers are pointed squarely at Moscow. There is, however, a distinct shortage of solid theories about why the Kremlin would have ordered such a high-profile attack on a man who – by all the traditional spy vs. spy rules – should no longer be of interest to security services. read more


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