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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.
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.

Spy poisoning: Expelled Russians arrive home as Moscow warns against travel to UK

Russian diplomats expelled from the United States arrived in Moscow on Sunday, with post-Cold War tensions soaring in the wake of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.

Envoy: Expelled Russian diplomats set to leave US Saturday

Sixty Russian diplomats expelled by the United States in response to an apparent attempt to assassinate a former double agent in Britain with a nerve agent were set to return home on Saturday, Moscow's envoy said.

Russia: London Aeroflot plane search ‘latest provocation’

Russia claims UK authorities searched one of their planes at a London airport in what they called the "latest provocation".

Kremlin: Russia ‘remains open’ to Putin-Trump summit

The Kremlin said, on Wednesday, that President Vladimir Putin was still ready to hold a summit with US counterpart Donald Trump despite the mass Western expulsions of Russian diplomats in a spy row.

NATO, 26 countries expel Russian diplomats

NATO expelled seven Russian diplomats and vowed to reject accreditation requests from three others as countries around the world united against Moscow.

Russian media: Sergei Skripal case has sparked new cold war

Russian media on Tuesday shared the view that Western countries’ coordinated expulsions of Russian diplomats following the poisoning in Britain of a former spy have plunged Moscow’s relations with the West into a new “Cold War”.

NATO to announce measures over UK poisoning

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg will on Tuesday unveil “measures” in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain, the alliance said, as international pressure mounts on Moscow.

Russia blames US pressure on allies for expulsions

Moscow on Tuesday charged Washington had put "colossal pressure" on allies to expel scores of Russian diplomats, and vowed to retaliate.

Ireland expels Russian diplomat over Britain spy poisoning

Ireland ordered out a Russian diplomat on Tuesday in the latest wave of expulsions around the world following the poisoning of a former spy with a nerve agent in Britain earlier this month.

Envoy: UK, US planned Russian diplomats expulsion in advance

The U.S. and the UK ‘most likely” planned the expulsion of Russian diplomats in advance and the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was just a pretext for this move, Russian Ambassador to the U. S. said.

14 EU states expelling 30 Russian diplomats over UK spy attack

Fourteen European Union countries announced Monday they are to expel a total of 30 Russian diplomats in a coordinated international response to the nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.

Russia threatens retaliation against series of expulsion of diplomats

Moscow will retaliate against a series of expulsions of Russian diplomats from European countries and will provide a mirror-like response with regard to each case in the coming days, a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Monday.

Baltics, Poland summon Russian ambassadors over spy attack

Poland and Baltic states Latvia and Lithuania on Monday summoned the Russian ambassadors to their countries, as international pressure builds on Moscow over the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.

Expelled Russian diplomats leave UK

Russian diplomats recently expelled from the UK over the case of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and their families left the Russian embassy in London on Tuesday and are heading to the airport in more than 10 cars, a Sputnik correspondent reported.

Russia expels 23 British diplomats in row over spy poisoning

Russia has announced the expulsion of 23 British diplomats as a row escalates with London over a nerve-agent attack on a former double agent, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter on British soil.

Russia expels 23 UK diplomats in retaliatory move in spy row

Russia will expel 23 British diplomats in retaliation against the United Kingdom's expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats, Russia's foreign ministry said.

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