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21 Sep 2021

Third Russian GRU agent accused of involvement in Salisbury Novichok poisoning

Correspondent

A third Russian man has been accused of involvement in the poisoning of the former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in 2018.

Denis Sergeev is believed to have acted as a commander in the attack.

He was a senior member of Russia’s military intelligence team. Mr Skripal and his daughter survived the Novichok attack but another woman died and a policeman was seriously injured.