Boris Johnson compares Skripal case to Crime and Punishment

Boris Johnson compares Skripal case to Crime and Punishment

UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has compared the Salisbury nerve agent attack to the Russian novel Crime and Punishment, saying: “We are all confident of the culprit – and the only question is whether he will confess or be caught.”

Johnson cited Fyodor Dostoevsky’s literary epic in an attack on the "wearying barrage of Russian lies" over the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, which has prompted international outcry and led to mass expulsions of Russian diplomats from 27 countries.

He also sought to disparage the Kremlin by comparing the Russian-made nerve agent, novichok, to the iconic lightsaber from Star Wars, which he claimed was invented in his Uxbridge and South Ruislip constituency, the Independent reported.

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