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Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen – report

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:16 PM

The Daily Telegraph newspaper, citing an unnamed security source, says the two men had posed as businessmen to obtain their visas from the British consulate in Saint Petersburg.

NOVICHOK ATTACK. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (2L) near The Mill Pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018. File photo by Toby Melville/AFP

Putin 'ultimately' to blame for spy poisoning – UK

Sep 06, 2018 - 5:27 PM

UK Security Minister Ben Wallace on Putin: 'Ultimately he does in so far as he is the president of the Russian Federation and it is his government that controls, funds and directs the military intelligence, the GRU, via his ministry of defense'

PUTIN. Russia's President Vladimir Putin is pictured at the start of the first working session of the G20 meeting in Hamburg, northern Germany, on July 7. Photo by Kay Nietfeld/AFP

Russian 'military intelligence' behind Novichok attack – UK

Sep 05, 2018 - 9:02 PM

'Based on a body of intelligence the government has concluded that the two individuals named by the police... are officers of the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU,' Prime Minister Theresa May says

NOVICHOK ATTACKS. In this file photo taken on March 08, 2018 members of the emergency services in green biohazard encapsulated suits afix the tent over the bench where where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found on March 4 at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury, southern England, after the tent became detached.  File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Moscow accuses UK of 'dirty political games' over nerve agent

Jul 05, 2018 - 10:23 PM

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova also says London will have to apologize for its handling of the two poisoning cases and its accusations against Moscow

CORDONED OFF. A police officer guards a cordon at a residential address in Amesbury, southern England, on July 5, 2018 where police reported a man and woman were found unconscious after contact with what was later identified as the nerve agent Novichok. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

British police probe new Novichok nerve agent case

Jul 05, 2018 - 6:31 PM

(UPDATED) Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov tells reporters the case is 'very worrying' but Russia had no information 'about what substances were used and how they were used'

NERVE AGENT. A police officer stands guard over a public rubbish bin that is cordoned off in Amesbury, near Salisbury, southern England, on July 5, 2018 in connection with the investigation launched after two people were found unconscious after exposure to what was later identified as the nerve agent Novichok. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe / AFP