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United Kingdom calls Security Council talks on poison case

United Kingdom calls Security Council talks on poison case

In a joint statement, the other four countries said they backed Britain's assessment that Russian officers were behind a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter using Novichok after London charged two Russians in absentia.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are wanted for conspiracy to murder Sergei Skripal and the attempted murder of Yulia Skripal and police officer Nick Bailey.

A senior adviser to Russian President Vladimir Putin says he doesn't know the people whom Britain named as suspects in the poisoning of a former Russia spy.

Ms. May said the attack "was not a rogue operation" and was nearly certainly approved at a "senior level of the Russian state".

They are officers at Russia's intelligence services, also known as the GRU, Prime Minister Theresa May said.

Saying there was no point seeking the suspects' extradition directly, May said: "But should either of these individuals ever again travel outside Russian Federation, we will take every possible step to detain them, to extradite them and to bring them to face justice here in the United Kingdom".

It had been unclear how the pair came across the deadly nerve agent in Salisbury but the two cases have now been linked, the British media reported.

They are also accused of using a banned chemical weapon and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to Yulia Skripal and Bailey.

In her statement to the MP's, she alleged that it is not only United Kingdom, but also the other westerns nations that are planning to take action against the GRU, the Russian intelligence service.

In response to the incident, London in March expelled 23 Russian diplomats believed to be intelligence agents.

Providing an in-depth update on the complex investigation, Mr Basu said the suspects spent two nights at a hotel in east London and made a suspected "reconnaissance" trip to Salisbury the day before the Skripals were poisoned.

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Boshirov was reportedly registered to an address in the outskirts of Moscow - but neighbours said only an elderly lady lives at the property.

Poland expelled four Russian diplomats as part of a coordinated worldwide response to the suspected nerve agent attack in Salisbury.

They were in hospital for weeks and have both now been discharged.

British police have released photos of a perfume bottle they say was used in the attempted assassination of a former Russian spy.

Earlier, she stated that British Ambassador to Moscow Laurie Bristow declined to provide the fingerprints to the Russian Foreign Ministry. As one of the five permanent members of the Security Council, Russia will be present at Thursday's meeting.

"We now have sufficient evidence to bring charges in relation to the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury and domestic and European arrest warrants have been issued for the two suspects".

Britain charged two Russians with the murder of Litvinenko but both remain in Russia. Police revealed that CCTV showed them in the vicinity of the Skripal house.

According to the source, some foreigners, including Russians, will lose the visa if the government will find they have "evidence of serious financial irregularities".

Viktoria Skripal also said that she doubts that Sergei Skripal is still alive because he has not communicated with the family since the poisoning. "We will not be applying to Russia for the extradition of these men as the Russian constitution does not permit extradition of its own nationals".

The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirmed Tuesday that Mr. Rowley and Ms. Sturgess were also exposed to Novichok.

Milan, Paris, London, Amsterdam and Geneva were all visited in the lead-up to the attack on Skripal.


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