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The investigation into the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia would take weeks, if not months, said Deputy counter-terrorism control of Scotland Yard Neil Basu. On Saturday, March 17, reports RIA Novosti.
“About 400 witnesses have already testified, hundreds more will in the coming days. It is an extremely complicated investigation, and we have currently about 250 of extremely experienced and dedicated experts from the counter-terrorism units are working around the clock on this case”, — the document says.
According to Bass, now experts try to establish more precisely the routes of movement Skripal and his daughter the day of the poisoning.
Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on March 4, on a bench in the Park in English Salisbury. Poisoning, they fell into a coma.
According to the Telegraph, the substance that had poisoned Skripal, was in a suitcase his daughter.
Presumably, the toxic substance was impregnated with an item of clothing or cosmetics, which had to be unpacked only in the house Skripal in Salisbury.
After poisoning Skripal UK, France, Germany and the United States March 15, issued a joint statement in which they formally accused Russia of trying to kill ex-GRU officer and his daughter. The Russian leadership denies all allegations. Moscow promised to retaliate, and to provide London a powerful pressure. On the morning of 17 March, the Russian foreign Ministry has declared persona non grata 23 a British diplomat, they must leave the country within a week.
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