The Czech Republic was supplying arms to Ukraine at the time, so it is perfectly possible that the GRU decided to blow up a Czech arms depot. And things like that can sometimes go wrong. But the duo responsible would not then have been sent to Britain to splash the Novichok.
Even officially, Novichok has only ever killed one person, and she was a bystander. If the GRU or anyone else had wanted the Skripals dead, then they would have used a gun. But the main point is this: whatever the else the GRU may be, it is not a travel agency for Laurel and Hardy.
«The Czech Republic was supplying arms to Ukraine at the time, so it is perfectly possible that the GRU decided to blow up a Czech arms depot.»ReplyDelete
There have been a lot of explosions at ukrainian munitions warehouses too, and also before the independence of the Donbass.
The obvious explanation is not even mere lack of care, given the number of such "accidents": I guess that most of the munitions were stolen and sold on the black market, and the less useful bits were used to create an explosion to cover that up.
Most likely the usual buyer and the organizer were the USA and UK secret services in order to acquire a "black" stock of ex-soviet weapons and munitions labelled in russian.
The idea that russian military agents go around NATO countries blowing up NATO military installations is ridiculous, especially two huge dilettantes like Petrov and Boshirov (who most likely are members of some russian mafia, as they behaved like gangsters on holiday in their trip to Salisbury).