March 12, 2018 / 5:29 PM / 3 months ago

UK's May says "highly likely" Russia responsible for poisoning of ex-spy

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday it was “highly likely” that Moscow was responsible for the poisoning in England of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Police officers work behind a cordon at a supermarket near the bench where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned, in Salisbury, Britain, March 12, 2018. REUTERS/Henry Nicholls

Either the Russian state was directly responsible for the poisoning or it had allowed a nerve agent to get into hands of others, May told Britain’s parliament.

Reporting by Stephen Addison; Editing by William Schomberg

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