Vladimir Putin left it up to surrogates to comment on incendiary findings coming out of London, where Britain's Royal Court of Inquiry concluded he gave a green light to the poisoning of former Russian spy turned Putin critic Alexander Litvinenko.
Moscow has denied knowing anything about the sudden illness of ex-spy Sergei Skripal. British authorities have confirmed that Skripal and his daughter are in a critical condition after exposure to an unknown substance.
In a case with echoes of the Alexander Litvinenko poisoning, British police are trying to identify a substance that hospitalized a former Russian double agent. Authorities have conducted a major decontamination effort.
British counterterrorism police are probing the death of Nikolai Glushkov in southwest London. Authorities say the case has no apparent links to the recent near-fatal poisoning of a former Russian spy in Salisbury.
The former associate of Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky died from "compression to the neck." Moscow had sought his extradition for "severe financial offences" in Russia.
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