Evidence mounts that the Russian government may be using the UK and US as a 'killing ground' to eliminate its enemiesGet the Full StoryAP BBC Newsnight
There is increasing evidence that the Russian government is using the UK and possibly the US as a "killing ground" for the state-sanctioned elimination of its enemies.
The most recent targets are former Russian military intelligence officer turned defector Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.
"The Russian have been very good at covering their tracks," said one expert. "A lot of this stuff is really difficult to prove. And if you don’t have clear evidence, what’s the point of going into court?"
LONDON — Britain offers wealthy Russians many attractions: the great city of London, the bucolic countryside, exclusive schools, and a global financial hub. But for some former spies and other foes of President Vladimir Putin, it has become lethal.
The latest victims near death’s door are 66-year-old Sergei Skripal — a former colonel in Russia’s military intelligence service, then a turncoat helping British agents who was convicted in Russia before being freed in a spy swap— and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia. Both were found comatose on a public bench Sunday in the medieval English city of Salisbury.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: The rise and fall of Hooters Air the airline that lost the 'breastaurant' 40 millionSee Also:White House power couple Ivanka and Jared's fate uncertain as roles, powers reducedInternational adoptions have dropped 72 since 2005 here's whyA Moscow city council staffer doused Russian presidential candidate and socialite Ksenia Sobchak with water in sub-zero temperaturesSEE ALSO: Investigators suspect ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned with a rare heavy metal and it may have been sprayed in his face