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Russia likely behind poison attack in UK that hospitalized 21 people

Glenn Beck

What happened?

UK police have confirmed that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were poisoned in an attack on Sunday.

The father and daughter, who were found unconscious on a public bench, remain in critical condition in the hospital after the nerve agent attack, which is believed to be carried out by Russia.

A police officer who helped the victims is also still in the hospital, and 21 people were hospitalized altogether in Sunday’s attack.

Catch me up:

Sergei Skripal was convicted in a Russian court in 2006 of selling information to the U.K. In 2010, he was released to Great Britain as part of a spy exchange.

Russia has poisoned and murdered in revenge before: In 2006, former Russian spy Alexander V. Litvinenko died after ingesting the radioactive isotope polonium 210, according to the New York Times. He was a critic of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

This was Putin, right?

Conservative lawmaker Edward Leigh on Thursday pointed to evidence that Russia was behind this attack. If it was Russia’s doing, the poison attack would be a “brazen act of war,” he said.

Glenn’s take:

“The entire world knows who ordered this assassination,” Glenn said on today's show. “But Russia has fallen in line with their usual playbook: ‘Deny, deny, deny.’”

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