Skripal Losing His Nerve

Madison Burnam

The Recent Murder That Took Place of an Ex-Russian Double Agent

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       On Sunday the Second of September a horrifying assassination attempt unraveled itself when Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a park bench and taken immediately to the hospital in which it was figured out there was a deadly nerve agent in their system.  

       This all started on what was supposed to be an uneventful day in Britain, where a daughter was to meet her father for a nice lunch.  This was not so when an attempt on both their lives came near successful.

       Sergei Skripal was targeted was for his part as a Russian Intelligence double agent for Britain, which was used a plausible reason for an attempted murder from the Russian government to go after the traitor.  

       This is also evident through the multiple veiled threats that Russia released at the same time of the incident on the public news channel a male anchor stated “Traitors, or those who simply hate their country in their free time. Don’t choose Britain as a place to live.Something is wrong there. Maybe, it’s the climate, but in recent years there have been too many strange incidents with grave outcomes there,”.

       This quote alludes to the previous mysterious deaths of past Russian traitors or double agents that were mysteriously killed in Britain under almost the same type of poisoning agent which is called Novicho.  The very same poison that is affiliated with Russia directly which only strengthens the suspicion directed towards Russia. Alike to a previous target Alexander Litvinenko in 2006 who was a former officer in Russia and not only accused but criticised Putin publicly.  He was also killed by poisoning.

       This is also sadly not the first time that Sergei Skirpal’s life was targeted or in danger.  Only a couple of years before this incident his brother and son had also died due to mysterious causes,to which Russia was suspected but the investigation eventually led nowhere.  

       There has still been some progress throughout this story, as the assassins identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov,who fled the scene when the crime had taken place.  They were seen at the airport taking a flight back to Moscow. Which leaves Russia to blame, both the Britain Government and People asked for their arrest but to no avail on the Russian side.  

       During this little incident, over twenty one people had to get treated for poisoning, two of which were innocent bystanders who happened across the vile the nerve agent was being held in.  One of the bystanders was in critical condition, but is slowly recovering and the other was pronounced dead in the hospital.

       This event has truly made not only Britain, but the world as a whole aware of the cruel and malicious actions of Russia which are soon to cause an uproar against this injustice.  Until then a punishment is still yet to come to the assailants.



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