Russia is showing its true colors.
The UK traded for Colonel Skripal’s release, the UK wants him safe and alive, to thank him for taking the risk of being a double agent.
Russia wanted him dead, not only to punish a double-agent but to send a message to anyone contemplating becoming a double agent.
Russia is doubling-down on this sentiment. As reported by long-time Russia-watcher Julia Davis,
“May he live, may he fear and may he suffer.”
Just for principle, Vladimir Koshelev should be sanctioned.