Sergei Skripal

Novichok poisonings: police release drone footage of search

4 weeks ago kakp2 Comments Off on Novichok poisonings: police release drone footage of search
Police investigating the nerve agent poisonings of five people in Wiltshire have released drone footage of officers searching a shallow stream in a Salisbury park. Officers can be seen peering into the water and combing a bank in Queen Elizabeth Gardens, one of the spots Dawn Sturgess visited with her partner, Charlie Rowley, the day Read More

Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters
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

Novichok poisonings: UK points the finger at Russia

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The UK security minister, Ben Wallace, has pointed to Russia as being responsible for the nerve agent poisonings in Wiltshire and called on Moscow to help authorities keep the people of Britain safe by giving information. An urgent investigation is under way to discover how a British couple were left critically ill by novichok, the Read More

Homeless hostel in Salisbury evacuated after novichok poisoning

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Homeless hostel in Salisbury evacuated after novichok poisoning
A homeless hostel in Salisbury that housed one of the victims of the latest novichok poisoning has been evacuated amid increasing nervousness in the area. All 20 residents of John Baker House were told to pack a bag and leave the building at around 10.25am on Thursday. Later the street outside the hostel was also Read More

Russia denies any involvement in latest UK novichok poisoning

1 month ago kakp2 Comments Off on Russia denies any involvement in latest UK novichok poisoning
The Kremlin has said it is “deeply concerned” by the poisoning of a British couple with the nerve agent novichok but has claimed Russia had nothing to do with it. It was the highest-level response yet to Wednesday’s poisoning, which Russian officials said on social media would be “dumb” for Moscow to have carried during Read More

Sergei Skripal discharged from Salisbury hospital

3 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

4 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

Syria crisis has brought cold war back with a vengeance – UN

4 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Syria crisis has brought cold war back with a vengeance – UN
Relations between the west and Russia have deteriorated sharply amid concerns about a US-led military strike in the Middle East, prompting the United Nations secretary general to declare “the cold war is back with a vengeance”. Adding to tensions on an extraordinary day of tit-for-tat exchanges, the UK published previously classified intelligence making fresh claims Read More