"It came at a high point of an already fanatical anti-Russian campaign. It's the history of Russia that began with this plot in Washington, that somehow Russia was meddled in the United States election," E. Michael Jones, an American political analyst said.
"The current wave of expulsions of Russian diplomats from the countries in the West goes back to the immediate cause of, which is the Skripal poisoning case in Britain. If there was ever an obvious false flag operation, it's the Skripal's poisoning case, "Jones told Press TV.
"The Russians arrested Skripal as a British agent. He was working for MI5. He spent 13 years in jail. If they wanted to kill him, they could have him in.
"They let him go as a part of an exchange of a spy prisoner. He was living in England and now suddenly. There is no possible reason or justification for the Russians.
"Britain is only the following of the elite of the United States in this matter and is demonizing Russia and the European Union. It's a hysteria, a moral panic and it's been orchestrated by MI5 with the complicity of all of the British press. That's the reason is happening right now.
Tensions are escalating between the West and Russia over the poisoning of Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia, in a British town.