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Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal arrived in the UK as part of a high-profile spy swap in 2010 SUPPLIED Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal arrived in the UK as part of a high-profile spy swap in 2010
Ellis Copeland | 17 March, 2018, 13:37

According to May, it is "highly likely" that Russian Federation was responsible for the condition of the double agent and his daughter who were both poisoned with a military grade nerve agent developed by Moscow.

Investigators keep revealing more details to solve the espionage puzzle where the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia got poisoned.

Sergei Skripal was sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2006 for spying for Britain, according to Russian state media accounts of the closed hearing.

The distinctiveness of Novichok means that Putin must have calculated that Russian Federation would be identified as the author of the attack.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says it's "overwhelmingly likely" Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered the use of a nerve agent against a former spy in the English city of Salisbury.

Salisbury District Hospital has also assessed 46 people who came forward expressing health concerns but they were not admitted. "This was a nerve agent ... that was developed by Russia, that has been stored by Russia illegally ever since it was developed and has now been used against a former Russian agent who is identified specially by the Kremlin as the legitimate target of revenge and retaliation", he said.

Mentioning Putin in the context of Sergei Skripal's poisoning "is nothing but shocking and unforgiveable behaviour from the point of view of diplomacy", Peskov said after Johnson said it was likely Putin's decision to use a nerve agent on British soil.

Britain has announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats over the poisoning, and Russia said it would respond in kind.

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A British policeman who was also poisoned when he went to help them is in a serious but stable condition.

In a sign of just how tense the relationship has become, British and Russian ministers used openly insulting language while the Russian ambassador said London was trying to divert attention from the difficulties it was having managing Britain's exit from the European Union.

And speaking out in Friday's Daily Telegraph newspaper, a member of Dt Sgt Bailey's family said he had been "very disappointed" with the response to the attack of the Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn. Russian Federation has said it will reply in kind.

Lavrov on Friday accused Britain of violating worldwide law and criticized Britain's defense minister for what he called "uneducated" comments about Russian Federation.

Leaders from the United States, Germany and France joined the U.K.in accusing Russian Federation of being behind the attack in a statement Thursday.

Russia's foreign minister said Britain's defense minister "lacks education".

Former Georgian president Mikheil Saakashvili has suggested that Russian Federation attempted to assassinate a spy in the United Kingdom because Vladimir Putin expected the reaction would be "softer" than other nations. The agent is believed to be 10 times more powerful than other weaponized nerve agents, such as VX. His comments follow demands by Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn that the PM present evidence and use channels provided by worldwide law before assigning blame to Moscow.

Russian court officials at the time said he'd received at least $100,000 for his work for MI6, the British intelligence service.

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