London Accuses Moscow of Skripal Assassination Attempt, but no Evidence Provided
The EU summit recently held in Brussels was centered around the poisoning of the British intelligence agent and ex-colonel of Russian Military Intelligence Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. This agenda was imposed by the Prime Minister of Great Britain.
From the very beginning, Theresa May has blamed Moscow for all the troubles of Europe. The Russian issue was added to the agenda at the last moment. European leaders were going to discuss the trade war between EU and United States and the stalled negotiations on the terms of Brexit.
"I will be raising this issue with my counterparts today because it is clear that the Russian threat doesn't respect borders and indeed the incident in Salisbury was part of a pattern of Russian aggression against Europe and its near neighbours," Theresa Mei said.
However, the representatives of Great Britain failed to present any evidence of Russia's involvement in the attempted murder of Skripal during the meeting. Although the leaders of the EU states have been discussing the Salisbury incident for several hours, they could not agree on the wording for the final document, the media reported. This appears to be the reason why the participants of the meeting confined themselves to a cautious communique stating that the events in Salisbury are condemnable, refraining from open accusations against Russia.
"The European Council condemns in the strongest terms the recent attack in Salisbury and expresses its deepest condolences to all whose lives have been jeopardized, and supports the ongoing investigation," reads the statement.
With European politicians being sufficiently restrained in assessing the Salisbury incident, experts and journalists agree that London is the sole beneficiary in the poisoning of the British spy.
The Spanish newspaper Diario de Ferrol called the attempted murder of the ex-Russian spy and his daughter "very confusing". It is suspicious that London has accused Moscow before the investigation is properly conducted, the newspaper argued.
"The version of Skrypal poisoning presented by the British side is untenable. First, the method chosen for the assassination of a former spy is too clumsy. There are other ways that leave little or no trace, for example, staging a road accident or imitating suicide. Secondly, leaders of several EU countries hasted to support accusations against Russia. In addition, the reported circumstances of the incident do not really clarify anything," the article reads.
Such opinions, spread by the European media, are quite popular, and they all boil down to one thing: if the Kremlin had to get rid of Skripal, Russian special services would have done it in any other, less "scandalous" way. In turn, the coverage, which was given to this event by the British officials, only confirms their interest in the happened.