Skripals May Be Moving to America

Sergei and Yulia Skripal could be relocated with new identities
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 8, 2018 11:40 AM CDT
Poisoned Ex-Spy, Daughter May Move to US
In this Feb. 27, 2018 grab taken from CCTV video provided by ITN on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 , former spy Sergei Skripal shops at a store in Salisbury, England.   (ITN via AP)

A former Russian spy and his daughter who were poisoned by a nerve agent are not only feeling better, they may move to America. A top Whitehall official tells the Sunday Times that Sergei and Yulia Skripal could be "offered new identities" and relocated to the West—if not the US, then another country in the "five eyes" intelligence-sharing agreement that also includes New Zealand, Australia, and Canada. "The obvious place to resettle them is America because they’re less likely to be killed there and it’s easier to protect them there under a new identity," the source says, per Reuters. The source adds that MI6 intelligence has been talking to the CIA about resettling the Skripals. The British Foreign Office is yet to say anything about the report. (Read more Russia stories.)

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