The US introduced new sanctions against Russia in relation to the Skripals’ poisoning. London was quick to declare Russia’s responsibility for the accident. The Russian authorities denied their involvement, offered investigative assistance to the UK and demanded consular access to Skripal’s daughter. All official Russian requests were ignored by the UK. The UK’s laboratory in Porton Down disproved that the poisonous substance was produced in Russia.
NATO, led by the US, is closing in on Russia’s borders, constantly pushing the infrastructure forward. The alliance’s forces have thoroughly taken control of the territory of the Baltic States and Poland. Now they are also trying to settle in Ukraine.