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# Sergei Skripal

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# salisbury
Home of Sergei Skripal declared safe one year after novichok poisoning
The final site of decontamination in Salisbury, the Skripal home, is safe following extensive cleaning.
# dawn sturgess
Parents of Novichok victim query why UK settled ex-spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury
Dawn Sturgess died after coming into contact with a nerve agent allegedly used in last year’s poisoning of Skripal and his daughter.
# et tu sergei
Putin labels poisoned former spy Sergei Skripal a 'traitor' and a 'scumbag'
The Russian President was visibly angry when he was speaking about Skripal today in Moscow.
# ruslan boshirov/anatoly chepiga
Suspect in British Novichok poisoning is actually a Russian colonel and former spy
British investigative team Bellingcat claims to have discovered that ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ is in fact FRU colonel Anatoly Chepiga.
# novichok
Russian suspects in Salisbury poisoning say they were in UK as tourists
The two men accused denied having anything to do with the murder attempt in an interview with Russian media.
# novichok
Putin says the two men named as suspects in Salisbury poisoning are 'civilians, not criminals'
Putin said the two men do not work for the military and called on them to come forward.
# UK
Russians accused of carrying out Salisbury attack reportedly posed as businessmen to obtain visas
British authorities have issued arrest warrants for two suspected members of Russian military intelligence.
# novichok
Police release images of Russian men and fake perfume bottle involved in fatal nerve agent attack
Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found poisoned in the English city of Salisbury in early March.
# novichok
US hits Russia with sanctions over nerve agent attack in England
A former Russian spy and his daughter were exposed to Novichok in March.
# dawn sturgess
Precautions in place to protect mourners at funeral of nerve agent victim
Dawn Sturgess was exposed to Novichok in England.
# salisbury
'Unknown substance' hospitalises two in Salisbury close to where Skripals were poisoned
The incident happened less than 10 miles from where former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned.
# Sergei Skripal
Nerve agent used in Salisbury attack delivered in 'liquid form', UK government says
Work to decontaminate sites in Salisbury affected by the nerve agent begin today.
# skripals
The pets of Russian spy poisoned in Salisbury are dead - UK government
Russia had raised questions about the condition of the Skripals’ pet cat and two guinea pigs.
# diplomatic tensions
Russia to UK over spy poisoning: 'You are playing with fire and you will be sorry'
Britain has blamed Russia for the 4 March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
# Face off
'Perverse', 'grotesque', 'idiocy' - Britain and Russia face off in tense meeting
The crisis has sent the long-difficult relations between Russia and the West plummeting to new lows.
# Poisoning
Russian ambassador on expulsion of Irish diplomat: 'Every action finds its counteraction'
Yury Filatov said he is still optimistic about Ireland’s future relationship with Russia.
# Diversion
Russia says Skripal poisoning is in UK's benefit as it is distracting from Brexit
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the British had “lost their sense of reality”.
# Russian Spy
Yulia Skripal 'improving rapidly' after nerve agent attack as police cordon off playground near home
While she is no longer critical, the condition of her father Sergei remains serious after the attack.
# russian poisoning
Skripals were poisoned with deadly nerve agent from front door of their own home, police say
The highest concentration of nerve agent was found at Sergei Skripal’s home address, according to Met Police.
# irish russian relations
Russian ambassador: Ireland expelling diplomat is 'unwarranted, uncalled for, senseless and regrettable'
Yury Filatov said the move jeopardised Irish-Russian relations.
# Sergei Skripal
Why has Ireland ousted a Russian diplomat, and how significant is it?
“Expelling diplomats is ‘cheap diplomacy’,” one expert said. “It’s a low-cost way of reacting, and it doesn’t cost anything financially.”
# Russia
Russian Ambassador warns Ireland should use 'common sense' when considering diplomat expulsions
The government is expected to decide whether to expel Russian diplomats later today.
# Sergei Skripal
EU leaders agree Russia 'highly likely' to blame for nerve agent attack
Some states are also now considering following Britain’s lead in expelling Russian diplomats.
# salisbury
Policeman injured in UK nerve agent attack leaves hospital
A judge today ruled that blood samples from former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who have been left in a coma following the attack, can be released for testing.
# Sergei Skripal
Boris Johnson says Russia's poisoning denials 'grow increasingly absurd'
The Kremlin has denied its involvement in the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in Salisbury.
# in the cold
Putin records best ever election performance (but western leaders aren't lining up to congratulate him)
So far only close allies have congratulated him as Moscow’s relations with the West disintegrate.
# salisbury
Ireland 'fully supports' UK's efforts to punish those behind 'heinous' poisoning of former spy
Russia has denied involvement in the poisoning.
# Sergei Skripal
Chemical weapons experts heading to UK in Russia spy case
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are in a critical condition.
# Sergei Skripal
Britain to expel 23 Russian diplomats after former double agent poisoned
“The Russian state was culpable of the attempted murder” of spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, May said.
# nerve agent
Moscow calls Britain's spy attack accusations a 'dirty attempt to discredit Russia'
The nerve agent Novichok is believed to have been used.
# Sergei Skripal
Theresa May: It is 'highly likely' Russia was responsible for nerve agent spy attack
Sergei Skripal, 66, and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia remain in a critical condition in hospital.
# Russian Spy
Diners and pubgoers in Salisbury told to wash belongings after traces of poison found
England’s chief medical officer said the risk to the public is low.
# Sergei Skripal
More than 200 witnesses identified in probe into poisoning of Russian ex-spy in UK
One of the police officers who was injured in the attack has said today that he’s “no hero”.
# Attempted Murder
Spy poisoning in Britain: Who stands to gain?
Sergei Skripal, 66 moved to Britain in a 2010 spy swap.
# salisbury
Police ask military to help remove objects from scene where former spy was found unconscious
Russia has said the claim it poisoned Sergei Skripal is ‘propaganda’.
# Spy
UK vows action over ex-spy poisoning as police confirm 21 people hurt
The probe is now an attempted murder investigation.
# salisbury
UK warns foreign states over Russian ex-spy's suspected poisoning
A former Russian spy and his daughter were found unconscious on a bench in England yesterday.