The former Russian military officer and the double agent for the British intelligence agencies, Sergei, and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, were poisoned on March 4, 2018. nerve gas or agent identified as ‘Novichok’ is said to be the reason for their collapse. The government officials doubted and accused Russia of the attempt to murder since the nerve agent was of Russian origin and further expelled 153 Russian diplomats. Russia absolutely denied the accusations saying that the claims were absurd and false, in fact, it expelled British diplomats as an act of retaliation.
On September 5, 2018, two o Russian nationals, namely Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who carried various passports, including a genuine Russian passport with the same above-mentioned names, were identified by the officials and were suspected to be behind the attack. It was later found out that two were officers of the G.U. Intelligence service, widely known as the GRU, real names Alexander Mishkin and Anatoliy Chepiga.
On March 17, 2021, Saturday, Czech officials declared that they suspect Russia behind the deadly explosion on ammunition depot which killed two people in 2014, and they’re seeking Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, suspects of the Salisbury poisoning, and further conducted the expulsion of 18 Russian diplomats in Prague in retaliation of the 2014 attack. The Moscow government has been continuously denying its hand in the attacks by stating that all accusations against Russia are absolutely absurd and groundless.
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