Putin trashes poisoned ex-spy Skripal: ‘He’s simply a scumbag’

Thomson Reuters Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Sergei Skripal, a former double agent poisoned in Britain, had betrayed the motherland.  “He was simply a spy. A traitor to the motherland. He’s simply a scumbag, that’s all,” Putin said, in remarks that drew applause from parts of the audience. Putin also dismissed the allegation that Russia […]

A secretive Russian military lab has been named as the source of the nerve agent used on ex-spy Sergei Skripal

Google Maps The nerve agent used on Sergei and Yulia Skripal has been traced to a specific Russian lab, according to media reports. The Times newspaper named Shikhany military base as the source of the chemical. Britain has not officially identified the location, but has said it has strong intelligence linking the chemical — called Novichok […]

Russia summons ambassadors of ‘unfriendly’ nations to Moscow over ex-spy poisoning dispute

Thomson Reuters MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia’s foreign ministry said on Friday it was summoning ambassadors from Western countries who had taken “unfriendly” steps over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and informing them of Moscow’s retaliatory measures. The ambassador’s of Germany, France and Italy were seen arriving at the foreign ministry building. RIA news agency […]

Corbyn jeered for suggesting May should seek dialogue with Russia over ex-spy poisoning

Jeremy Corbyn was met with jeers as he suggested Theresa May should continue dialogue with Russia in the wake of the alleged poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in Salisbury. In parliament the Labour leader asked whether the prime minister had provided samples of the nerve agent Novichok as requested by Russia […]

‘Absurdity:’ Moscow slams Boris Johnson’s insinuations over Russian ex-spy incident

The statements made by the UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson over what happened to the former Russian double agent are baseless and “absurd,” the Russian Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said. “This is just some sort of insufferable absurdity,” Zakharova told the Russian Govorit Moskva Radio station as she commented on the British Foreign […]