Sergei and Yulia Skripal - updates

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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

British woman dies after exposure to Novichok nerve agent

Jul 09, 2018 - 7:18 AM

Novichok is a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War

NERVE AGENT. Police officers stand guard near barriers across Rollestone Street, outside the John Baker House Sanctuary Supported Living in Salisbury, southern England, on July 8, 2018. Photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

UK alleges Russian 'tactic' after request for meeting over poisoning

Apr 07, 2018 - 11:45 PM

The Russian ambassador in London has sent a 'personal note' to British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson asking for the meeting

GREAT BRITAIN. A general view of of the Palace of Westminster, with the Great Westminster Clock, more commonly known as 'Big Ben' in London. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

Russia demands UK cut over 50 diplomats in new tit-for-tat move

Mar 31, 2018 - 8:31 PM

(UPDATED) Meanwhile, Britain says it is considering Moscow's request for consular access to Yulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal

KREMLIN. A general view photo taken on July 31, 2017 shows the Kremlin, the History Museum and the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow. File photo by Mladen Antonov/AFP

UK, U.S., France, Germany point to Russia over spy attack

Mar 15, 2018 - 10:06 PM

'We share the UK assessment that there is no plausible alternative explanation, and note that Russia's failure to address the legitimate request by the UK government further underlines its responsibility,' a joint statement by the UK, France, Germany, and the USA reads

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May (R) talks with Wiltshire Police's Chief Constable Kier Pritchard (2L) as they stand near The Mill Pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 15, 2018, where former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia went before being discovered on a nearby bench on March 4, following an apparent nerve agent attack. Photo by Toby Melville/AFP

Russia warns of reprisals if UK acts over spy attack

Mar 14, 2018 - 11:29 AM

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov insists 'Russia is not guilty,' saying it is ready to cooperate with Britain but complaining that its request for samples of the nerve agent has been rejected

ESPIONAGE. A police officer stand in front of a cordon in front of The Mill pub in Salisbury, southern England, on March 11, 2018, as investigations continue in connection with the major incident sparked after a man and a woman were apparently poisoned in a nerve agent attack a week ago. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Allies back UK after it says Russia likely poisoned ex-spy

Mar 13, 2018 - 12:31 PM

In a dramatic escalation of diplomatic tensions over the incident, Prime Minister Theresa May says in parliament that the nerve agent used to poison the pair was a military-grade type developed by Russia

POLICE. British Police Community Support Officers stand on duty outside a residential property in Salisbury, southern England, on March 6, 2018, believed to have been cordoned off in connection with the major incident which started at The Maltings shopping center in Salisbury on March 4. File photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

UK races to find source of poison used against Russia ex-spy

Mar 08, 2018 - 5:54 PM

On Wednesday, March 7, British police confirm for the first time that a nerve agent was used and that their probe was now an attempted murder investigation

POLICE. British Police Community Support Officers stand on duty outside a residential property in Salisbury, southern England, on March 6, 2018, believed to have been cordonned off in connection with the major incident which started at The Maltings shopping centre in Salisbury on March 4. Photo by Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP