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The UK government is considering the possibility of secret cyber attacks against Russia in response to the poisoning of the Salisbury ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. About this newspaper the Times, citing a senior source in the British Cabinet.
According to the interlocutor of the edition, “the use of hacking programs in response to the incident in Salisbury can be quite a probable option.”
According to the newspaper, the British Ministry of defense and the government of the country accelerates the development of collaborative malicious cibachrome. In particular, this operation aimed against Russia could include” attack on the computer networks of the Kremlin and the sites publishing “fake news””.
Prime Minister Theresa may said on 12 March that “with high probability” to poisoning Skripal involved in the Russian leadership. She has given Moscow until the evening of 13 March to provide detailed explanations. Otherwise, the head of the government “threatened more severe measures” against Russia.
The Russian foreign Ministry called the statement may “circus show in the British Parliament.” The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that London has not provided any evidence or official inquiry in connection with this case.
Sergei Skripal, who is 66 years old and his 33-year-old daughter on March 4, was found unconscious in Salisbury. British authorities said that their poisoned nervously-paralytic substance of the Russian production. Currently both are in hospital in critical condition. A former GRU Colonel, was granted asylum in the United Kingdom after an exchange of intelligence between Moscow and Washington in 2010.
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