On March 4, former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unresponsive on a bench at a shopping mall in the British town of Salisbury after they were exposed to what UK experts claimed was Novichok, also known as the A-234 nerve agent.
An alleged nerve toxin attack on the Skripals in Salisbury, UK might have been staged by current or former agents from Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU), The Times has quoted detectives as saying.
They are looking into the GRU’s alleged involvement as part of the probe into the Salisbury incident, the newspaper reported.
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According to The Times, the detectives also do not exclude that another Russian intelligence agency might be behind the spraying of Skripal’s house in March with the A-234 nerve agent from a perfume bottle, which was allegedly later found by the couple from Amesbury, located not far from Salisbury, almost four months later.
This comes amid a wave of speculation by the UK media about Moscow’s alleged involvement in the Skripals’ poisoning.
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