Poisoning suspects 'tourism' claims raise eyebrows even in Russia
Two Russian men's claims that they were innocent tourists wrongly branded would-be assassins met with mockery in Britain Friday and even raised eyebrows in the usually patriotic Russian media.
Skripal suspects say were in UK as tourists, deny murder attempt
Two men accused by London of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal denied being involved with the murder attempt in a bizarre Russian media interview on Thursday that Britain dismissed as "an insult to the public's intelligence".
Russians in UK spy poisoning posed as businessmen
Two Russians accused by London of trying to kill a former double agent with nerve agent posed as businessmen to obtain visas to visit Britain for the attack, a report said Friday.
Russia says Britain blaming Kremlin for spy poisoning 'unacceptable'
Moscow on Thursday said Britain's claim that the Kremlin bears ultimate responsibility for a nerve agent attack on a former spy in England was "unacceptable".
UK seeks two Russian spies over nerve agent attack
Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday that two Russian spies carried out a nerve agent attack on a former colleague in Britain, as prosecutors named the suspects and issued a warrant for their arrest. Prosecutors announced charges against Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov for trying to kill Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his…
Russia hit with new US sanctions over nerve agent attack
The United States imposed new sanctions on Russia Monday over the attempted assassination of a former spy in Britain using a lethal nerve agent.
Two hospitalised near nerve agent poisoning site in England
Two people have been hospitalised in a critical condition for exposure to an "unknown substance" in the same British city where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent earlier this year, officials said Wednesday.
Medical staff who treated Skripals feared pair would not survive
Doctors in Britain who treated former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter following their March poisoning in Salisbury have said they initially feared the pair would not recover.
Russian ex-spy Skripal discharged from hospital
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain, triggering a diplomatic crisis with Russia, has been discharged from hospital, the facility said Friday.
Britain says Russia spied on Skripals before poisoning
Russian intelligence was spying on former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia for at least five years before they were poisoned in a nerve agent attack, Britain's National Security Adviser Mark Sedwill said in a letter to NATO on Friday.