• 15 Apr 2018

    International Editor Lindsey Hilsum on what the airstrikes mean for international relations with Russia.

  • 15 Apr 2018

    Earlier I spoke to Former Russian General, Evgeny Buzhinskiy. He was closely involved in Russian – NATO relations and is now Chairman of the international non-proliferation organisation, the PIR Centre.I began by asking him if he thought we’ll see some military action by Russia in retaliation to airstrikes in Syria.

  • 15 Apr 2018

    Diplomatically, one of the impacts of the air strikes will be on the further deterioration of the relationship between Moscow and the West. The arguments over what happened in Douma a week ago and the threats of retaliation by Russia mean that maybe President Trump wasn’t exaggerating when he tweeted that the US relationship with…

  • 10 Apr 2018

    The Russian embassy has accused British officials of “isolating” Yulia Skripal, the daughter of the former spy who was targeted in the Salisbury poison gas attack, and “concealing important evidence”. The 33-year-old Russian national was discharged from hospital last night and taken to what’s described as a “secure location”. Medical staff said she had asked…

  • 7 Apr 2018

    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…

  • 4 Apr 2018

    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”.

  • 26 Mar 2018

    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?

  • 14 Mar 2018

    President Trump said that – when the UK reaches a conclusion about the attack on Sergei Skripal – he would “certainly take that finding as fact”. He promised to “condemn Russia or whoever it may be” who’s responsible. But now that Theresa May has said Russia was “culpable for the attempted murder,” has Trump stuck to his word?

  • 13 Mar 2018

    Counter-terrorism officers are investigating the death of a man in south-west London who was reportedly a Russian businessman. Scotland Yard said the cause of his death is unexplained, though there is no evidence to suggest a link to the incident in Salisbury.

  • 13 Mar 2018

    Tonight, President Trump, in a phone call to Theresa May, said he agreed that the Russian government must provide unambiguous answers as to how the nerve agent came to be used in the Salisbury attack. Russia has dismissed claims of involvement as “rubbish”. The government’s emergencies committee, COBRA, met again as police said their investigation is…

  • 12 Mar 2018

    Marina Litvinenko is the widow of another former Russian spy Alexander Litvinenko, who died in London after he was poisoned with polonium in 2006.

  • 12 Mar 2018

    Paul McNamara in Salisbury has the latest on the investigation.  

  • 12 Mar 2018

    Gary Gibbon has the latest from Westminster.  

  • 12 Mar 2018

    The day began in Salisbury with further searches in more crime scenes, but by mid-afternoon the drama over the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter had gone from local to global. In the Commons, Theresa May accused Moscow of “an indiscriminate and reckless act against the United Kingdom”, giving the Kremlin until…

  • 12 Mar 2018

    What are Theresa May’s options in response to Salisbury poisoning?

    Theresa May has gone to the top end of the diplomatic lexicon to condemn the attack on a Russian spy and his daughter. The Prime Minister said it constituted an “unlawful use of force” and “more extensive measures” would follow. The Russian government has been given until tomorrow night to explain how a nerve agent…