Britain is imposing fresh sanctions on Russia after it failed to meet a deadline to explain a poison attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the UK. Moscow has vowed to retaliate, calling May's move “unjustified and short-sighted”.
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.
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.
Russia wants the UK to reveal what it knows about the identity of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Moscow said it wants to get to the bottom of the case.
Vladimir Putin has called former agent Sergei Skripal a "scumbag" who betrayed his country. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in what UK authorities say was a nerve agent attack carried out by Russian intelligence.
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