Mark Urban speaks with Ruth Wishart at the Edinburgh International Book Festival

The Salisbury poisoning of Sergei Skripal was one of the strangest stories of 2018. The Kremlin’s presumed involvement turned the case into a circus, but broadcaster Mark Urban has solid evidence, drawn from interviews Skripal gave pre-attack. The Skripal Files investigates his time in the Russian intelligence services and recruitment by MI6, starting a chain of events that would bring him close to death and worsen already fragile UK-Russian relations. He speaks with journalist Ruth Wishart in this event filmed live at the 2019 Edinburgh International Book Festival.

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