Sergei Skripal stands behind bars in a courtroom in Moscow in August 2006. (Photo: Press Service of Moscow District Millitary Court)

The Skripal Poisonings and the Ongoing Vilification of Putin

The attack on Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter is highly useful to those who want to vilify Vladimir Putin, just as the use of chemical weapons in Syria last April was useful for those wanting to further vilify Bashar Assad and justify a U.S. missile strike.

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