Ex-spy poisoning approved by Putin, Carpenter says
15 March 2018 | 5:17 am
Michael Carpenter, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, discusses the conflict between the U.K. and Russia over the poisoning of a former double-agent and his daughter on U.K. soil.
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