Britain aims to resettle Skripals in the US: media

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Poisoned Russian agent Sergei Skripal recovering rapidly, hospital says. Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain is considering offering poisoned Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia new identities and a fresh life in the US in an attempt to protect them from further murder attempts, the Sunday Times newspaper reported. It said officials at the MI6 intelligence agency have had discussions with their counterparts in the CIA about resettling the victims poisoned last month. The paper said its sources believed Britain would want to ensure their safety by resettling them in one of the “five eyes” countries – the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. An intelligence source said the Skripals will “less likely to be killed” in the US.

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