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'We’ve Seen What Putin Is Capable of': British Official Warns Poisoning Attempts Possible Outside Russia

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Vladimir Putin insists he doesn’t want conflict with NATO. However, concerns are rising whether or not Britain could be his next focal point.

A statement from Britain’s Defense Secretary warns of potential new poisonings orchestrated by Russia.

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Grant Shapps said, “Look what happened in Salisbury. We’ve seen what Putin is capable of.”

Salisbury recalls the near-fatal poisoning of former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in 2018, caused by lethal novichok contained within a perfume bottle.

Another tragic incident occurred when Dawn Sturgess succumbed after coming into contact with the same bottle. Despite Russian denial, suspicions linger over their involvement in these poisonings.

The recurring use of the same nerve agent surfaced in the 2020 attempt on Alexei Navalny's life in Germany, with recent claims suggesting another poisoning attempt through his prison food.

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Shapps, as quoted by The Independent, emphasized ongoing vigilance, stating, “We are always tracking and trying to prevent those things.”

He expressed certainty regarding Putin's intentions, aligning with the global condemnation following Navalny's demise in a Russian prison.

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Labeling Putin's methods similar to a "pariah," Shapps likened his actions to those of Adolf Hitler, warning against accepting such leadership.

Despite the stern rhetoric, British Professor Anthony Glees warned of Russia's capacity to inflict significant harm on the UK through cyber means, underscoring vulnerabilities in critical infrastructure such as nuclear plants, the national grid, mobile networks and major banks.

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Glees also highlighted the potential for remote activation of British nuclear warheads by Russian entities, underscoring the multifaceted threats posed. In a more conventional context, Glees suggested that Russia might target control, command and defense intelligence centers in the UK.

Notably, concerns persist for the safety of the Skripal family, who reportedly remain under protection six years after the novichok attack.

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