UK security and counter-terrorism

Judge and jury on the Wiltshire poisonings | Letters

7 days ago kakp2 0
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

2 weeks ago kakp2 0
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

2 weeks 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

‘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

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