Sergei Skripal poisoning: 'The chances of this not being Russia are low' says former intelligence chief

Investigators continue probing the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal

Men in protective suits continue the investigation into Sergei Skripal

Monday, March 12, 2018

The former chair of the British joint intelligence committee has said it's unlikely anyone but Russia was involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.

Baroness Pauline Neville-Jones spoke to Julia Hartley-Brewer as Theresa May Theresa May prepares to make a formal statement today and announce retaliatory measures, after a meeting of her national security council.

Neville-Jones, a former chair of the British joint intelligence committee, said of the poisoning: "The chances of it being Russia are low."

She added that it is "very unlikely that this investigation has been confined to the United Kingdom," adding that other countries will join Britain in issuing a response.

"All [Nato] allies are beginning to sense the degree to which Russia are interfering in domestic politics," Neville-Jones continued, adding that Britain will have been in contact with those countries about possible retaliation measures.

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