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.
Russia to expel 150 diplomats
Of course the incident in Salisbury prompted one of the most co-ordinated expulsions of Russian diplomats from countries across the Western world. And tonight, finally, Russia has responded – announcing in the last hour that it is to expel 150 diplomats – almost half of them from the US.
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?
Bill Browder: ‘Prima facie case Russia behind’ Skripal poisoning
Klaus Buchner, German member of the European Parliament, and Bill Browder, who has campaigned for Russian sanctions following the dealth of his lawyer, Sergei Magnitsky, discuss the Sergei Skripal case.
What do we know about the nerve agents used?
What do we know about the nerve agents that could have been used in this attack and why are they so deadly?
Spy nerve agent case – policeman conscious after ‘reckless attack’
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has said the alleged attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter was a “brazen and reckless attack”. But she stopped short of blaming Russia. And Russia has denied involvement. The pair are still critically ill, but the police officer who went to their aid is now able to speak from…