Putin compares Khashoggi case to Skripal poisoning, asks why Russia condemned despite lack of proof

Russian President Vladimir Putin has contrasted the world’s response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi with its response to the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal, citing lack of proof in both cases. Speaking at the annual Valdai Discussion Club in Sochi, Putin said that despite a lack of evidence proving Russian involvement […]

Bellingcat claims it has identified second Skripal poisoning suspect as military doctor

UK-based ‘investigative’ group Bellingcat claims one of the the men accused by the UK authorities of being involved in the Salisbury poisoning affair is known as Aleksandr Petrov and is a doctor working for Russian intelligence. In another instalment of its running coverage about the two men London calls the Salisbury poisoning suspects, the open-source […]

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 […]

‘Eventful trip’: TripAdvisor shuts down Salisbury Cathedral’s page trolled over Skripal case

RT’s interview with UK’s suspects in the Skripal case has triggered a troll storm on TripAdvisor, as the page of the Salisbury Cathedral got raided by users posing as Russian agents. The fun making prompted the page to be locked. Several hours after the interview with Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov aired, online impersonators flocked […]

RT editor-in-chief spoke to UK’s suspects in Skripal case, interview to be aired later today

Published time: 13 Sep, 2018 07:36 Edited time: 13 Sep, 2018 07:55 RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan spoke to the two men London named as suspects in the Skripal case, and the interview is set to be aired soon. Earlier, Putin said they are civilians and “there is nothing criminal about them.” DETAILS TO FOLLOW Let’s […]

Russia knows who people named as suspects in Skripal case are, they are civilians – Putin

Moscow is aware of who the people named as suspects in the Skripal saga are, President Vladimir Putin said, adding that these people are civilians. Saying that there is “nothing criminal” about the two, Putin also hopes that the people in question will eventually come forward and talk to the media.  “I want to address […]

Spanish spin? NYT proposes strained Kremlin motive in Skripal case, but analysts don't buy it

The Gray Lady has put some fresh spin on the Skripal saga, with the paper saying the ex-spy may have been a target for Moscow-linked mobsters in Spain. But experts told RT they’re still waiting for evidence of Kremlin involvement. The New York Times article, which cites anonymous sources, claims that Sergei Skripal, a former Russian […]

‘No guarantee, no reassurance’: Police chief can’t say Skripal & Amesbury cases linked

Britain’s counter-terrorism chief Neil Basu says he can’t guarantee authorities will catch those responsible for the nerve agent poisoning of the Skripals and Dawn Sturgess, and is even unable to say if both incidents are linked. Basu, who is national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, told residents of Amesbury he would “love to be able […]

Russian-owned RT news channel hit with multiple investigations in wake of Sergei Skripal poisoning

Russia Today Russian state television channel RT under investigation by Ofcom in the wake of Sergei Skripal poisoning. UK broadcasting regulators announce 7 new investigations. Channel’s future in doubt in the UK as Ofcom consider whether the channel is “fit and proper” to retain its license. Ofcom record a “significant increase” in broadcasts that potentially […]

UK government's reputation at stake over Skripal case – Russia's envoy to Britain

The Skripal case has raised a lot of questions, which are posed not only by Moscow, but by the British people, the Russian ambassador to the UK told RT, and failure to answer them puts the UK government’s reputation on the line. “We have the strategic patience and what we’re going to do is to […]