Russia's ambassador to the UN says the British have samples of nerve agents at Porton Down. Phillips Payson O'Brien, Professor of Strategic Studies, St Andrews University analyses Moscow's strategy with Brent Goff on The Day.
The US and the UK have accused Moscow and Beijing of trying to stall the OPCW's new ability to attribute blame for chemical attacks. Both sides traded bitter accusations of hypocrisy.
The French Foreign Ministry has said "non merci" to a suggestion by Germany's finance minister to turn France's UN Security Council seat into a joint EU one. An attempt to sweeten the deal didn't work.
Two suspects were charged in the UK with attempted murder of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter. The investigative group Bellingcat claims to have identified one of them as a decorated Russian officer.
The European Union is mulling its own Magnitsky Act — meaning more pressure on Russia. Time to ask what impact current US and EU sanctions have had on the creaking Russian economy so far.
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