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White House won't point finger at Russia on poisoning of ex-spy

Shortly after U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May announced that her government had "concluded that it is highly likely that Russia was responsible" for the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy and his daughter on U.K. soil, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders declined to point the finger at Russia for the attack:

Between the lines: If the U.K. assessment is correct, the Kremlin did next to nothing to hide its culpability — using a nerve agent produced by the Russian government and leaving Sergei Skripal, the ex-spy, and his daughter nearly unconscious in a busy area. Per former Russia ambassador Michael McFaul, Putin "is taunting us, daring us to do nothing."