On March 4, 2018, Sergei Skribal, a resident of the UK and a refugee on British soil, He drank poison with his daughter Yulia Neurotoxic, Novichok, developed in the Soviet Union.
Father and daughter Sergio and Yulia were found unconscious on the street and hospitalized in critical condition. They survived and are now hiding in safety.
The British government blames the Russian government for the poisoning and has issued European arrest warrants for two Russians, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Poshirov (possibly nicknames), who were members of the Russian military intelligence service GRU.
A third officer, identified as Denis Sergov, has been charged with plotting to assassinate Skribal, British police said on Tuesday.
The Russian government has always denied any involvement in the case, and on Tuesday it repeated the speech. “We strongly condemn all attempts by London to blame Moscow for what happened in Salisbury (the city where the poisoning took place) and urge a professional, objective and impartial investigation into the incident,” said Maria Zakharova, a Russian diplomatic spokeswoman.
Fedotov is accused of attempting to assassinate a third person, British policeman Nick Bailey. He will also respond to the possession and use of chemical weapons on British soil.
According to British police, Fedotov arrived in the UK on a flight from Moscow-London on the morning of March 2, 2018, just four hours before the other two defendants, Petrov and Poshiro.
Investigators believe the four met several times in London over the weekend, with Fedotov leaving the UK on a flight from London Heathrow Airport to Moscow on March 4, 2018.
Although Scriball and his daughter survived, the attack left one victim: 44-year-old Dan Sturges died after spraying perfume on himself, but in fact Novichok, collecting a bottle from her husband’s trash can.
This second poisoning caused a series of mutual expulsions of diplomats and unprecedented conflict between Russia and the West after the end of the Cold War, which could be renewed after new allegations.
History of toxic case
Litvinenko, a former KGB agent deported to the UK in 2006, has been poisoned by the radioactive substance polonium-210, which has soured relations between the UK and Russian governments.
Before he died, he blamed Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Ten years after his death, a British inquiry concluded that the Russian state was the cause of the poisoning – which the Russian government has always denied – and that the Russians established two death row inmates, Andrei Lukovy and Dmitry Govt. The two had tea with the victim at the Millennium Hotel in central London.
Attempts to deport them failed.
Confirming this version, the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on Tuesday found Russia responsible for his murder. A Russian government spokesman said the allegations were baseless.
The European Court of Justice has ruled that Lukovsky and Govt.
The attack came as a shock to the UK, which even promoted the opera “Life and Death of Alexander Litvinenko”, which premiered last July.