Published: Thu, August 09, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

United Kingdom ‘to ask Russian Federation to give up poisoning suspects’

United Kingdom ‘to ask Russian Federation to give up poisoning suspects’

"They joined the movement and actions of two Russians, from their arrival in Britain before the departure", - the newspaper notes.

The UK government has not yet made a decision on the preparation of the request for extradition of two Russians suspected of involvement in the incident with poisoning as a Novice in Salisbury.

Police officers in protective suits and masks work near the scene where former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered after being attacked with a nerve-agent on March 16, 2018 in Salisbury, England.

They were both found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre after being exposed to novichok - they were initially thought to have been intoxicated.

Britain blamed Russian Federation for the poisonings and identified the poison as Novichok, a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s.

The request seems certain to be rejected by Russian Federation, and could further inflame the diplomatic row between the two companies.

"We do not trust such unverified bogus media reports at all", the embassy said.

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The Russian constitution forbids the extradition of Russian citizens to another state.

Russian officials refused to hand over suspects in the murder case of Alexander Litvinenko. The Kremlin has repeatedly denied any involvement in the poisonings, but United Kingdom intelligence chiefs have continued to accuse the Russian government and Russian President Vladimir Putin himself of signing off on the attacks.

As it was reported earlier, ex-colonel of Russia's GRU, Chief Intelligence Department, Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, poisoned in the center of Salisbury town in the evening of March 4, are still struggling for life in the intensive care unit of the local hospital.

Russian Federation retaliated by expelling an equal number of Western diplomats.

Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were subsequently. Rowley recovered but Sturgess died.

Police think the novichok was sprayed or smeared on their front doorknob with a perfume bottle.

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