espionage

Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters

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Simon Jenkins asks where the evidence is to support the allegation that the Russian state was responsible for the poisonings in Wiltshire (Why wait for evidence when you can just accuse Russia?, 6 July) Perhaps it is worth reiterating some facts. We know that Russia invented and developed the nerve agent used in Salisbury. We know Read More

The Guardian view on the defence budget: be realistic | Editorial

3 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on The Guardian view on the defence budget: be realistic | Editorial
It is easier to assert that Britain needs a modern military capability than it is to say what that means. The existence of dangers – from terrorism and cyberwarfare to nuclear proliferation and a pattern of Russian provocations – is beyond question. But to identify a threat is not the same as knowing how to handle it Read More

Sergei Skripal discharged from Salisbury hospital

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Sergei Skripal discharged from Salisbury hospital
Moscow has demanded a meeting with Sergei Skripal, the Russian former spy poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury, following his discharge from hospital. Vladimir Putin said he was pleased Skripal had been released from hospital on Friday, more than 10 weeks after the poisoning, and wished him well. “God grant him good health,” the Read More

‘Deny, distract and blame’: how Russia fights propaganda war

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on ‘Deny, distract and blame’: how Russia fights propaganda war
The Twitter account of the Russian embassy in London has been busy over the past two months, offering numerous explanations for the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury. All hint at a dark and sprawling British conspiracy. Since the Skripals were found stricken on a park bench, Downing Street has stuck to one Read More

Nerve agent used to attack Sergei Skripal was liquid, says Defra

3 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Nerve agent used to attack Sergei Skripal was liquid, says Defra
The nerve agent used to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury was delivered in a liquid form, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has said. A very small amount of the novichok nerve agent was used in the attack and the highest concentration was found at Skripal’s house, it emerged Read More

Officers remove bench in Salisbury where Skripals fell ill

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Officers remove bench in Salisbury where Skripals fell ill
The park bench where the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, fell critically ill after a nerve agent attack has been removed and will be preserved as a potential crime exhibit. Officers in protective clothing wrapped the bench in plastic before using an angle grinder and crowbar to cut it free and Read More

Russian spy attack: Johnson welcomes allies’ support

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russian spy attack: Johnson welcomes allies’ support
The UK has been encouraged by the “strength of support” from allies to take action against Russia after the nerve agent attack on a former spy and his daughter, Boris Johnson said just hours before the US secretary of state, Rex Tillerson, was sacked by Donald Trump. Tillerson, who spoke to the foreign secretary on Read More

Russian spy attack: PM prepares reprisals as deadline passes

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russian spy attack: PM prepares reprisals as deadline passes
Theresa May is preparing to chair a meeting of the national security council after the midnight deadline she set Moscow over the spy poisoning case passed. The prime minister is preparing to set out a range of reprisals against the Russian state, including calls for fresh sanctions, visa bans and crackdowns on Russian money in Read More

Britain using spy illness to demonise Moscow, says Litvinenko murder suspect

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Britain using spy illness to demonise Moscow, says Litvinenko murder suspect
Andrei Lugovoi, one of the prime suspects in the murder of Alexander Litvinenko, has suggested that the apparent poisoning of a Russian spy in Salisbury is part of a British campaign to demonise Moscow. “I don’t rule out that this is another provocation by British intelligence agencies,” said Lugovoi, a pro-Kremlin MP and former FSB Read More

Boris promises a bloody nose in response to poisoning | John Crace

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Boris promises a bloody nose in response to poisoning | John Crace
It began with a bloody nose and ended as war. Boris Johnson had shambled his way into the House of Commons several minutes late looking rather the worse for wear. Sometime over the past few days his conk had fought a losing battle with a hard object – possibly the prime minister’s fist – and Read More