Novichok attack: Russia denounces ‘draconian’ new US sanctions
The administration has imposed fresh sanctions on Russia in retaliation for the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury in March.
UK makes extradition request for Russian Salisbury poisoning suspects, reports say
It’s been reported that the government is putting in an extradition request to Moscow for two Russian nationals suspected of the Salisbury Novichok poisoning. The move is likely to put further strain on Russian-UK relations which have been difficult ever since the attack in March.
Sergei Skripal discharged from hospital
Two and a half months after being poisoned, the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was discharged from hospital today. He’s been taken to an undisclosed location for the next stage of his recovery It’s not been announced whether he’ll be joining his daughter, Yulia, who was also exposed to the deadly nerve agent attack in…
Mikhail Khodorkovsky: Putin ‘lives and rules like Al Capone’
While Britain places the blame for the Skripal poisonings firmly on Russia, we went to meet the exiled oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky to ask about the Kremlin’s continuing strained relationship with the West. He was once Russia’s richest man, as head of the oil giant Yukos, before spending 10 years in prison for tax evasion.…
Long read: Does the UK’s case against Russia stack up?
When a former Russian spy and his daughter were found slumped on a park bench in Salisbury, it wasn’t long before investigators started looking at the Kremlin with suspicion. But how strong is the UK’s evidence against Russia? And what do the experts think?