May says ‘highly likely’ Russia behind nerve attack on spy

British PM Theresa May said it is “highly likely” that Moscow is responsible for the poisoning of Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter and that the nerve agent that was used to do the job has been identified as a substance part of the Novichok group of nerve agents, which the Soviet military developed during the 1970s and 1980s, Reuters reports. May said in a speech to the British parliament that either the Russian state was directly responsible for the poisoning or it had allowed the nerve agent to fall into the hands of others.


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