Britain has no substantial evidence that Russia was behind the recent nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy on English soil, says an American political analyst in Virginia.
Similar allegations have previously been made against Moscow but “none of these accusations have ever been substantiated or proven,” said Keith Preston, chief editor of AttacktheSystem.com.
Organized crime is a serious problem in Russia and some of these attacks may be linked to criminal groups rather the Russian state, Preston told Press TV in a phone interview on Monday.
“We have never substantiated that the Russian government is behind this,” he added.“These are merely claims and accusations.”
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson claimed Friday that it is “overwhelmingly likely” that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered te nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy in southern England.
Sergei Skripal, a former double agent…