Posts tagged as Novichok nerve agent

Kremlin: Amesbury incident threat to Europe, alleged links to Russia are absurd

Monday, July 9, 2018

On Sunday, the UK Metropolitan Police said that a woman, identified as Dawn Sturgess, had died in a local hospital after being exposed to a toxic substance in Amesbury. Police have launched a murder inquiry. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov commented on the death of one of the Amesbury victims, saying that the poisoning poses a threat not only to Britons, but to all Europeans. “I do not know what discussions and what statements preceded, and…

UK asks Russia to explain second Novichok poisoning incident in England

Friday, July 6, 2018

Following the second poisoning case allegedly involving a Soviet-made nerve agent in the UK, the British government has called on Russia to explain the situation. British public broadcaster BBC reports that on Thursday, July 6, UK’s interior minister Sajid Javid stated that he was «comfortable» the «exact same nerve agent» had been used in both the Salisbury and Amesbury poisonings. The minister also called on Russia to explain «exactly what…

UK demands Russia explain nerve attack after two more people struck down

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Britain demanded on Thursday that Russia provide details about the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former double agent and his daughter after two British citizens were struck down with the same poison. The two Britons, a 44-year-old woman and a 45-year-old man, were critically ill after an apparently chance encounter with the poison near the site of the March attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Britain has accused Russia…