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CORRECTION: Hitting Putin Where It Hurts

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - MARCH 15: British Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to local officials and members of the emergency services during a visit to the city where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent last week on March 15, 2018 in Salisbury, England. On March 4, agent Sergei Skripal, who was granted refuge in the UK following a 'spy swap' between the US and Russia in 2010, and his daughter were critically ill after being attacked with a nerve agent in Salisbury. (Photo by Toby Melville - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

TO GET BACK AT MOSCOW FOR ATTEMPTING AN ASSASSINATION ON BRITISH SOIL, PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY SHOULD GO AFTER THE OLIGARCHS

LONDON — In private, even some of Theresa May’s most ardent supporters concede that she is a reluctant decision maker. But after the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, the British prime minister had no choice but to do something.

Mr. Skripal, a former Russian double agent who was released to Britain in 2010, appears to have been poisoned with a Russian-made nerve agent while eating with his daughter at an Italian restaurant in the town of Salisbury in southern England.

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