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Still image from Metropolitan Police video showing Salisbury suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov passing a bridge on Fisherton Street © London Metropolitan Police

UK releases new clips of Russian nerve agent attack suspects

British police have released CCTV footage of two suspected Russian intelligence agents walking toward Sergei Skripal’s home on the day of the former spy’s poisoning with a nerve agent.
The poisoning of the Skripals earlier in March triggered a major diplomatic crisis between the United Kingdom and Russia [Reuters]

Group: Second suspect in Skripal poisoning identified

Researchers from investigative collective Bellingcat claim they have identified the second suspect involved in the Skripal poisoning case.
This picture taken on September 14, 2018 shows the Spiez Laboratory, Swiss Federal Institute for NBC-Protection (nuclear, biological, chemical), in Spiez, 40km from the capital Bern, as Swiss newspapers reported that two Russian agents suspected of trying to spy the laboratory were arrested in the Netherlands and expelled early this year. At the time, Spiez was analysing data related to poison gas attacks in Syria, as well as the March 4 attack using the nerve agent Novichok on Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, Swiss newspapers reported. / AFP PHOTO / Fabrice COFFRINI

Poisoning suspects ‘tourism’ claims raise eyebrows even in Russia

Two Russian men's claims that they were innocent tourists wrongly branded would-be assassins met with mockery in Britain Friday and even raised eyebrows in the usually patriotic Russian media.
A handout picture taken on Fisherton Road in Salisbury shows Alexander Petrov (R) and Ruslan Boshirov. Metropolitan

UK nerve agent poisoning suspects say they were tourists

Two Russian men accused by the United Kingdom of attempting to murder a former Russian double agent and his daughter have claimed they were in the country as tourists.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) speaks on the plenary session of the third Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia, on Sept. 7, 2017. [Photo-Xinhua]

Salisbury poisoning: Russia identifies suspects, says they are civilians

Russian authorities have identified the two people suspected by London of poisoning Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday.
A handout picture taken on Fisherton Road in Salisbury shows Alexander Petrov (R) and Ruslan Boshirov. Metropolitan

Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen

Two Russians accused by London of trying to kill a former double agent with nerve agent posed as businessmen to obtain visas to visit Britain for the attack, a report said Friday.

Kremlin rejects British allegations in spy poisoning

The Kremlin denied that Russia was in any way involved in the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter, describing British accusations that an attack had been approved by senior Russian officials as “unacceptable”.

Britain, Russia divide UN Security Council over Salisbury chemical attack row

Britain and Russia traded a volley of words at the UN Security Council, with the UK presenting “evidence” that Russia carried out the Salisbury chemical attack in March.
A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May as she makes a statement to MPs in the House of Commons in London on September, 2018, on the progress of the police investigation into the March 4 nerve agent attack in Salisbury, on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.British prosecutors said Wednesday they have a European arrest warrant for two Russians suspected of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in the city of Salisbury. Police identified Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov as the men who allegedly tried to kill Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with Novichok in March. / AFP PHOTO / PRU AND AFP PHOTO / HO /

Russia: Britain blaming Kremlin for spy poisoning ‘unacceptable’

Moscow on Thursday said Britain's claim that the Kremlin bears ultimate responsibility for a nerve agent attack on a former spy in England was "unacceptable".
Minister of State for Security Ben Wallace

UK: Vladimir Putin ‘ultimately’ responsible for spy poisoning

British Security Minister Ben Wallace said Thursday that Russian President Vladimir Putin had “ultimate” responsibility for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in England in March.
The poisoning of the Skripals earlier in March triggered a major diplomatic crisis between the United Kingdom and Russia [Reuters]

UK charges two Russians over Skripal Novichok nerve agent attack

British prosecutors have charged two Russian men for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury earlier this year.

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