The UK is considering the option of sending poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia to the United States with new identities.
According to the Sunday Times newspaper, the MI6 officials have discussed the matter with their counterparts at the CIA in an apparent bid to protect the pair from further murder attempts.
“They will be offered new identities,” the paper quoted an unidentified source as saying.
“The obvious place to resettle them is America because they’re less likely to be killed there and it’s easier to protect them there under a new identity,” it quoted an intelligence source familiar with the negotiations as saying.
“There’s a preference for them to be resettled in a five-eyes nation because their case would have huge security implications,” the source added.
Britain’s Foreign Office has refused to give any comment on the report.
Skripal and his daughter were poisoned by a nerve agent…