Posted on September 6, 2018
Prosecutors say there is evidence to charge the pair, who the PM said are thought to be officers from Russia’s military intelligence service the GRU. Ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were poisoned with Novichok on 4 March. Moscow denies any involvement in the attack. Theresa May told the Commons on Wednesday the suspects entered the UK on Russian passports using the names Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. She said the poisoning was “not a rogue operation” and was “almost certainly” approved at a senior level of the Russian state.