Spy wars have been going on for several decades and most are kept secret until something goes wrong and becomes public, such as the case when a former Russian colonel and his daughter were attacked with a biological toxin in the UK. Former Russian Colonel, Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia, 33, are in a British hospital clinging to life as medical scientists work toward figuring out what they both were exposed to. It appears that they were exposed to a nerve agent such as ricin and it doesn’t appear to be a radioactive substance.

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Russian reporter issues a warning

A Russian TV news reporter, Kirill Kleymenov, on Russia’s state-owned Channel One's Vremya, had given what appears to be a vile threat and a warning to those who have committed treason (traitors) against Russia that are living in Britain, saying that it won’t be a safe haven, the independent.ie reported.

The reporter stated that he didn’t wish death on any individual and that what he is saying is for the purposes of educating anyone who has any dreams of becoming a spy. He further said, “The profession of a traitor is one of the most dangerous in the world.” The reporter then went on to note that the professional career of a spying traitor includes stress, depression, alcohol abuse, and drug addiction. He then added that those who seek to commit treason may incur heart attacks, vehicle accidents, strokes, and suicide, leading one to believe that such medical occurrences were the result toxic substances originating from the Russian government.

Kleymenov said that they will not be safe, and advised those who have betrayed the Russian motherland not to choose Britain as a safe place to live, as too many “strange” incidents have occurred in recent years that had dangerous outcomes.

The statements were aired on Wednesday, March 7, 2018.

The mysterious attack against Sergei Skripal

Both Skripal and Yulia were discovered gravely ill on a city bench located near a shopping mall in the cathedral city of Salisbury in Wiltshire, England. Russia has rebuffed any connection with the alleged nerve agent assault against the ex-spy.

Skripal had previously worked in the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) and in 2006, he was prosecuted for his work for the British government and subsequently sent to prison. In 2010, he was released, along with three others, from prison during a well-publicized spy exchange between the United States and Russia, where the United States agreed to release over ten Russian intelligence agents that were found in the U.S.