UK lawmaker suspects Russian attack in spy case

(Courtesy: MGN Online)
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SALISBURY, England -- A British lawmaker who heads Parliament's foreign affairs committee says the mystery illness of former double agent Sergei Skripal "bears all the hallmarks of a Russian attack."

Conservative legislator Tom Tugendhat says "it is too early to say whether it is certain or not," but the circumstances suggest Russian involvement.

He says that would amount to "a soft war against the U.K." by Moscow.

Tugendhat says Britain should mount a robust response if it does turn out to be Russian aggression.

He says that could include travel bans, sanctions and the freezing or assets.