Sergei Skripal

Britain says Russia spied on Skripals before poisoning

The Skripals were found slumped on a bench in the English city of Salisbury on March 4. Britain has blamed Russia for the attack -- a charge that Moscow has strongly denied.

published on : 13th April 2018

Russia accuses British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of 'distorting' OPCW findings on Skripals

The OPCW also made no assessment of who was to blame for the March 4 attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, which also affected his daughter Yulia and a local policeman.

published on : 13th April 2018

Moscow will not accept conclusions of OPCW on spy poisoning

Russia won't take on faith any conclusion relating to the Skripal affair until such a time as Russian experts are allowed access to the samples mentioned.

published on : 12th April 2018

Chemical weapons watchdog confirms UK findings in Russian ex-spy case

OPCW confirmed that the chemical used was "of high purity", without mentioning the exact name of the substance which will be reserved for the complete classified report it has prepared.

published on : 12th April 2018

Spy poisoning row: Moscow fears UK has 'forcibly detained' Yulia Skripal 

While her whereabouts are unknown, Skripal said she is being supported by police officers who are keeping her informed of their high-profile investigation.

published on : 12th April 2018

Hospital says ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal's health improves, no longer on 'critical' list

The poisoning has chilled relations between Russia and the West, producing a wave of diplomatic expulsions unseen even at the height of the Cold War.

published on : 6th April 2018

Daughter of poisoned Russian spy, Yulia Skripal says she's recovering

Yulia Skripal said in a statement released Thursday by British police that her strength is growing daily and expressed gratitude to those who came to her aid.

published on : 5th April 2018

Moscow asks: Where are Sergei Skripal's pets?

The diplomatic fallout between Russia and Britain over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal took another bizarre turn as Moscow complained of a lack of information about the former double agent's pets.

published on : 4th April 2018

Russia says spy poisoning 'grotesque provocation' by UK, US

head of Russia's SVR foreign intelligence agency said Wednesday the poisoning of Russian former spy Sergei Skripal in Britain was a "grotesque provocation" by the UK and US.

published on : 4th April 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin hopes arms watchdog meeting to put 'full stop' on Russian spy case

Putin expressed hope a meeting of the world's chemical weapons watchdog would put a 'full stop' to the issue of an ex-spy whose poisoning in Britain has been blamed on Moscow.

published on : 4th April 2018

UK lab 'hasn't identified' source of nerve agent used on Russian spy Sergei Skripal

British military facility analysing the Novichok nerve agent used to poison Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter said it has 'not identified the precise source' of the substance.

published on : 3rd April 2018

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov says ex spy poisoning could be 'in interests' of UK government

Lavrov also suggested that the poisoning of Skripal could also be in the interests of the British special forces who are known for their abilities to act with a licence to kill".

published on : 2nd April 2018

Russia retaliates with mass US diplomat expulsions, consulate closure in Saint Petersburg

In Washington, the State Department said there was no justification for the Russian move and that the United States "reserves the right to respond."

published on : 30th March 2018

From ex-Russian spy poisoning to diplomatic escalation: Here is all you need to know

Russia's mass expulsion of US diplomats Thursday is the latest tit-for-tat move triggered by the poisoning of a Russian former double agent in England. 

published on : 30th March 2018

Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, daughter poisoned from front door of Salisbury home: UK police .

Investigators had earlier sealed off the bench where the Skripals were found, a pub and restaurant the pair visited, and the grave of the former spy's wife.

published on : 29th March 2018
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