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.…
Russian embassy requests meeting with Boris Johnson
The Russian embassy in London has called for a meeting with the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over the Salisbury poison attack – claiming its dealings with the UK had been “utterly unsatisfactory”. The Foreign Office hit back, saying it was Russia’s response that had been unsatisfactory – accusing them of failing to answer numerous questions…
Did Boris Johnson lie about Porton Down’s evidence against Russia?
The head of Porton Down, the government’s military research facility, appears to have contradicted claims by the foreign secretary over the poisoning of a former spy, Sergei Skripal. Boris Johnson seemingly confirmed that scientists had “no doubt” that the nerve agent used was made in Russia. But Porton Down now says it has “not identified the precise source”.
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?