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Former Russian Spy And His Daughter Were Poisoned By Nerve Agent, UK Police Now Say

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his adult daughter, Yulia, are in critical condition in Salisbury, England, after being found unconscious, poisoned by a nerve agent. The father and daughter, as well as one of the first officers on the scene, remain in intensive care.

Skripal was found guilty by Russia in 2006 of spying for Britain. He was granted safety in the U.K. in 2010. Skripal's wife, son, and brother have all died within the last two years. 

Many people suspect that Putin has placed a target on Skripal's back:

Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia's interference of the American presidential election involves Skripal's ties to Christopher Steele, the English spy behind the infamous Trump-Russia dossier.

This has led to speculation that the attack was launched to hinder Mueller's investigation:

To many, Russia appears to be the root of what would be yet another insidious development in Putin's covert acts of aggression against western countries. While authorities have identified the specific nerve agent used against Skripal and his daughter, they have yet to release that information, as it appears highly specialized.

Skripal and his daughter continue to fight for their lives.