Putin called Skripal «scum» and a traitor

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Vladimir Putin named former GRU officer Sergei Skripal «scum» and a traitor.

«As for Skipala and so on — is artificially inflated by this spy scandal another. I am reviewing some information sources, your colleagues are pushing the idea that Mr. Skripal almost a human rights activist of some kind. He’s just a spy — a traitor. You know, there is such a thing — traitors», — the President said at the plenary session «Russian energy week».

According to the President, the sooner end, an information campaign around a former officer of the GRU, the better.

«Imagine: you are a citizen of his own country and suddenly there you have a man who would betray his country. How are you treated? He’s just a jerk, that’s all,» said the head of state.

Putin also stressed that «the race between the secret services wasn’t born yesterday».

«As you know, espionage, and prostitution is one of the most important professions in the world. So what?» — the President added.

Case Skrobala

Fourth of March in Salisbury was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal in London immediately rushed to blame it on Russia.

Moscow repeatedly offered to conduct a joint investigation, but Britain ignored this initiative. Also the Ministry of foreign Affairs has accused the Prime Minister Theresa may in a lie: she claimed that the poison was manufactured in Russia, but in the laboratory Porton Down is denied.

London showed photos of two «suspects», claiming that they are officers of the GRU — Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. Later the men told in interview to the editor of Sputnik and RT Margarita Simonyan, visited Britain as tourists and not connected with special services.

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