Britain will methodically work out who carried out a nerve agent attack on a Russian ex-spy and his daughter in a quiet English city, then take action, interior minister Amber Rudd said on Thursday. Former double agent Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, have been in hospital since they were found unconscious on Sunday on a bench outside a shopping center in the southern English city of Salisbury.
Rudd stated, “The use of a nerve agent on UK soil is a brazen and reckless act. This was attempted murder in the most cruel and public way,. But if we are to be rigorous in this investigation, we must avoid speculation and allow the police to carry on their investigation.” Rudd reassured lawmakers who were quick to point fingers at Russia, “We will respond in a robust and appropriate manner once we ascertain who was responsible. We are committed to do all we can to bring the perpetrators to justice, whoever they are and wherever they may be.”