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Sergei Skripal discharged from Salisbury hospital

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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 weeks 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

1 month 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

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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

Yulia Skripal discharged from hospital after Salisbury attack

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Yulia Skripal, the daughter of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, has been discharged from hospital, doctors have said. Just over a month after she and her father were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury, Wiltshire, after being poisoned with a nerve agent, medics confirmed she had left Salisbury district hospital. Skripal, 33, Read More

Russian embassy seeks meeting with Johnson over Skripal attack

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The Russian embassy has requested a meeting with Boris Johnson to discuss the attack on the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, saying that its dealings with Britain over the issue had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office confirmed that a request had been received, but a spokeswoman countered that it was Read More

Alice in Wonderland and Midsomer Murders: Moscow’s alternative theories for Skripal case

2 months ago kakp2 Comments Off on Alice in Wonderland and Midsomer Murders: Moscow’s alternative theories for Skripal case
Moscow’s explanations for the Salisbury nerve agent attack last month have been irreverent and numerous; Russian officials appear to have hurled alternative versions of events at the wall just to see what sticks. Russian polemics at the UN security council have alluded to Alice in Wonderland and the TV series Midsomer Murders, suggesting that Sweden Read More

Russia calls for UN security council meeting to discuss Salisbury nerve agent attack – Politics live

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Russia has lost a vote at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons on it attempt top seek a new joint investigation into Salisbury poisoning, Reuters is reporting. An unnamed diplomatic source told the agency that the vote was lost by 15-6 with 17 OPCW member states abstaining. Russia gained support from China, Azerbaijan, Read More

No 10 tries to calm Russia row amid cold war rhetoric

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Downing Street has issued a plea for “proportionate” action from Russia to the Salisbury poisoning row after its foreign minister, Sergei Lavrov, warned that relations with the west are now worse than during the cold war. Theresa May is visiting Scandinavia next week with the international security threat from Russia expected to be at the Read More

Skripal poisoning: deleted Foreign Office tweet leads to awkward questions

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Boris Johnson is facing embarrassing questions over his claims that Russia had produced the Salisbury nerve agent after it emerged that the Foreign Office had deleted a tweet blaming Moscow for the attack. With the foreign secretary already under pressure over his remarks two weeks ago that a Porton Down scientist had been “absolutely categorical” Read More