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Spy Poisoning Case
News Bytes 09/14/2018 13 Comments

The story sounds like something out of a spy novel—only it’s from real life. Two men charged with poisoning a former spy appeared on television yesterday. They denied any involvement in a near-fatal poison attack and say their visit to the city of the poisoning was just an “incredible, fatal coincidence.”

In March, someone poisoned former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the nerve agent Novichok. Great Britain believes the GRU (Russian military intelligence agency) dispatched Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov to poison the Skripals.

Last week, Britain charged Boshirov and Petrov with the crime.

British police have released video footage and photographs. Images show the two men walking in Skripal’s neighborhood on March 4, the day of the attack. Britain claims the attack was almost certainly approved “at a senior level of the Russian state.” Moscow strongly denies the charge.

Yesterday, Boshirov and Petrov made their first public appearance in an interview on a Kremlin-sponsored television station. During the interview, the men talked about a March trip to Salisbury, about two hours’ drive southwest of London, to see its famous cathedral.

“Our friends have been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town,” Petrov says. Boshirov adds that they specifically wanted to see the cathedral’s famous spire and clock.

Both men looked composed during the interview. They confidently recite details about Salisbury’s tourist attractions, including the height of the cathedral’s spire. They deny carrying a bottle of women’s perfume where British authorities found traces of Novichok.

The British government issued a statement after Russia released the interview and reiterated their claim that Russian authorities are lying about the case.

The Bible says, “Nothing is hidden that will not become evident, nor anything secret that will not be known and come to light.” (Luke 8:17 NASB) Even if this case is never solved on Earth, God in heaven knows what happened that day. What do you think about the Russian poisoning case?

(AP Photo: An image from closed-circuit television shows Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov walking on Fisherton Road, Salisbury, England, on March 4, 2018.)

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First Comment!!!!!!

That is so sad that those people got poisoned! I hope they find out who really did it!


I can almost promise you Clara L that the spy who was poisoned, probably has done the same thing or worse. I lived in Russia for more than 11 years and I promise this is not anything abnormal.

Wow, this does sound like

Wow, this does sound like something from a novel!


l agree with Anna C it does sound like something that came out of a novel... a scary novel!


Wow, that's scary. It's terrible they poisoned his daughter as well. Hopefully the case will be solved.


Well, even if the spy poisoned other people, it doesn't mean it wasn't terrible to poison him, let alone his daughter! The Russian government is not known for being honest. I suspect they are lying.

It's even worse that they

It's even worse that they poisoned his daughter as well!

something for a scary novel

something for a scary novel

Spy Poisoning

Russian spies and poison don't mix. This smells fishy . . .


dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun-dun dodaloooo! dodalooo! dodalooo! DUN-DUN. *mission impossible theme song plays* haha i'm just kidding. This is really terrible. it's horrible that these things happen in the real world.

I'll be praying

I'll be praying

I don't know what to think on

I don't know what to think on this case


Oh my gosh this is.......... I have noooo Idea what to think about this!! Somthing that could come out of a novel or movie! for sure!!

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