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Salisbury poisoning: Trump convinced May that Russia had nothing to do with it

Trump argued with May about Russia's involvement in the Salisbury chemical attack — Media / Getty Images

U.S. President Donald Trump in the summer of 2018 had a tense telephone conversation with former British Prime Minister Theresa May. Then he denied that Russia was behind the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal.

In order to convince May, the American leader spent 10 minutes, writes the Washington Post with reference to its sources.

Trump doubts Russia's involvement in the high-profile poisoning, despite the findings of the UK. They note that it was the Russian regime of Vladimir Putin that was behind the poisoning of Skripal and his daughter Julia.

The publication notes that Trump “lectured” then Prime Minister May about Britain’s contribution to NATO. Subsequently, he began to deny Russia's involvement in the Skripal case.

Almost 10 minutes of conversation. May said it was very likely, and he said that he’s not sure
— said the source.

What is known about the Novice poisoning in Salisbury and Amesbury?

On March 4, 2018, in the British town of Salisbury, the novice substance Novichok poisoned the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. They managed to survive after long treatment.

The British investigation found that the employees of the Russian GRU Alexander Mishkin and Anatoly Chepiga poisoned Skripal. Later they called the third person involved in the resonance business — “Sergey Fedotov”, who could be the curator of “Boshirov” and “Petrov”.

Russian spies used a perfume bottle to transport the Novice, but they threw it not in a ballot box, but in a container to help low-income people.

Briton Charlie Rowley found a bottle of poison and, thinking that it was perfume, gave it to his friend Don Sturgess. You sprayed the substance on yourself. As a result, both were attacked, and Don after some time died in the hospital “Poisoner” poisoning: it became known how the deceased was poisoned.

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