RIW Group Coordinator says the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergey Skripal is a false flag operation to mount pressure on Russia. The UK is using all possible means to ramp up pressure on Moscow, Veniamin Popov said.

«what is the point for russia to take part in an assassination bid on the person when we had him serving time in a russian jail? he was part of the swap deal and he lived peacefully in the uk,”  Mr Popov said.

According to Mr. Popov, Prime Minister Theresa May is using the incident to divert public attsuention from domestic political issues.

“Theresa wants some spotlight because she is struggling over brexit. i think it could be one of the reasons,” said the coordinator.

The UK did not gain the broad international support that it was looking for initially, he added.