The UK, as Mr Putin knows, acts from a position of unambiguous weakness.
During the Cold War, Soviet intelligence officers would remark: “Any fool can commit a murder, but it takes an artist to commit a good natural death.” Those who poisoned the Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, Wiltshire, on 4 March sought no disguise. This was an unashamedly brazen act intended to humiliate Britain and to spread fear and terror. Why else use a deadly nerve agent than for ostentatious effect?
All the available evidence leads to the Kremlin. The rare military-grade …read more
Source: New Statesman