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For Moscow, “it cannot be very pleasing that this is, ultimately, despite all the bravado, a failed operation,” Eyal added. “The guy [Sergei Skripal] is alive, and the people engaged in this activity have been identified. They have shown they are willing to kill anyone who betrays Russia in the future, but apart from the deterrence value, the operation was a flop,” Eyal said.