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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Boris Johnson: Lead UK Russophobe in Skripal Affair
by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)
On Monday, UK Foreign Minister Johnson sought solidarity from his EU counterparts in Brussels against Russia in the alleged Skripal poisoning affair.
Shamefully, they concurred, issuing a statement saying:
"The European Union strongly condemns the attack that took place against Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, UK on 4 March 2018, that also left a police officer seriously ill."
"The lives of many citizens were threatened by this reckless and illegal act. The European Union takes extremely seriously the UK Government's assessment that it is highly likely that the Russian Federation is responsible."
"The European Union is shocked at the offensive use of any military-grade nerve agent, of a type developed by Russia, for the first time on European soil in over 70 years."