Authorities in England identify two Russian nationals behind nerve agent attack

Russian suspects

British authorities announced on Wednesday said two Russians, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, were being charged in absentia for the Salisbury attack after a lengthy investigation.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) believes there is enough evidence to provide a "realistic prospect of conviction".

The Prime Minister told MPs investigations have concluded that the two suspects are members of the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service, and it was not a "rogue operation". Therefore, an upsurge in her wants to add to the list of Russian names on a European Union travel ban, and penalties for misuse of chemical weapons can be quite easily seen.

Therefore, after 6 months of attacks the Prime Minister is pressing for the Kremlin to be hit by fresh worldwide sanctions, after two Russian spies were named as suspects for Novichok attack in Salisbury.

Her partner, Charlie Rowley, 48, was also treated in the same Salisbury hospital and later released.

They also noted the OPCW's findings that "the exact same chemical nerve agent" was used in the fatal poisoning of Dawn Sturgess.

Who are Petrov and Boshirov?

Britain and its allies will deploy a "full range of tools" against Russia after London accused two Russian agents of carrying out the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, a British spy chief said on Thursday.

May said the attack "was not a rogue operation" and was nearly certainly approved at a "senior level of the Russian state".

Russia, May said, had sought to "hide the truth by pushing out a deluge of disinformation", which only pointed further to its involvement.

On Wednesday Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova questioned the authenticity of CCTV photographs which the United Kingdom police released of the suspects, implying it was suspicious that the time on the photographs was identical.

Despite the link between the cases, no charges have yet been made over the subsequent poisonings after the Skripals.

Russian Federation does not extradite its nationals, but a European Arrest Warrant has been obtained in case the men travel to the EU.

"Of course he's responsible, he's leader of the state".

The UK called for greater powers for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons to attribute blame and sanction nations who breached chemical weapons rules as it outlined the case against the Russian state.

According to the Met Police, the two suspects arrived at Gatwick Airport, near London, from Moscow on March 2 and stayed at the City Stay Hotel in east London before travelling to Salisbury on March 4, where Skripal's front door was contaminated with Novichok.

Officers believe a perfume bottle was used to spray the door. Police say the two men took a flight back to Moscow from Heathrow Airport on the evening of March 4, hours after the Skripals were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury.

Police officer Nick Bailey, who was among the first to respond to the incident, also received treatment after being poisoned. "We are also seeking to circulate Interpol Red Notices", said Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, the UK's National Lead for Counter Terrorism Policing.

Rowley later said he had found what he thought was a perfume bottle and gave it to Sturgess as a gift.

Mr Rowley has told police he found the box containing the small bottle and an applicator in a charity bin.

The two men were identified as being part of the GRU.

The attack left the Skripals hospitalized for weeks.

Ms Sturgess, who died after being exposed to novichok, and Mr Rowley, were not targeted intentionally, May said, but rather were victims of "the reckless disposal of this agent".

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