What happened to Mr Skripal: many people said that it would happen, that there will be a provocation [by the West] before the Russian elections, claiming that Russian secret services killed or poisoned somebody.
Porton Down is mired in controversy, among other things growing cannabis and harbouring aliens.
No evidence given. Many competing and contradictory stories promulgated by Russian state-controlled media. euvsdisinfo.eu/disinformation-cases/?text=sergei+skripal&disinfo_issue=&date=, Porton Down, which is Britain's military research base, have not done tests with nerve agents since 1989, but are still able to identify these toxins in order to protect British civilians and troops from attacks www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-43335148/porton-down-britain-s-secret-research-facility, . The lab is an Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) designated laboratory run by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory, Chemical and Biological Systems. theconversation.com/what-we-know-about-novichok-the-newby-nerve-agents-linked-to-russia-93264, . For information about the lab, and debunks for other conspiracy theories about it, see information from the UK Government www.gov.uk/government/news/the-truth-about-porton-down, . Further debunking by Julia Davis twitter.com/JuliaDavisNews/status/971924556423356416, .