Salisbury novichok poisonings: Sergei and Yulia Skripal move to New Zealand – media The pair have moved overseas after living for more than a year in an MI6 safe house.
21:10, 08 June 2020
Diplomat from Russian mission to WTO oversaw secret hit squad – media President Vladimir Putin, who previously headed Russia's main intelligence agency, has made the country's military and spy agencies a priority during his tenure in office.
19:10, 25 February 2020
Investigative journos find Russian wedding photos highlighting novichok suspect's security ties The man who walked his daughter down the aisle is Major General Andrei Averyanov, the secretive commander of a Russian military unit that Western intelligence officials have reportedly linked to a range of malfeasance in Europe.
09:50, 15 October 2019
EU extends Russia sanctions over Skripal poisoning The decision contributes to the EU's efforts to counter the proliferation and use of chemical weapons which poses a serious threat to international security.
21:20, 14 October 2019
Top secret Russian unit seeks to destabilize Europe, security officials say – NYT This is a unit of the G.R.U. that has been active over the years across Europe.
00:32, 09 October 2019
BBC: Salisbury Novichok attack poisoned second officer, Met confirms The officer received medical treatment and returned to duties shortly afterwards.
22:25, 15 August 2019
U.S. Department of State reveals insights into new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning The measures will remain in place for a minimum of 12 months.
12:14, 03 August 2019
Reuters: U.S imposes new sanctions on Russia over Skripal poisoning Washington imposed an initial batch of sanctions last year.
21:58, 02 August 2019
Trump to sanction Russia over Skripal poisoning – media Trump has been loath to antagonize Russian President Vladimir Putin, but was moved to action by a bipartisan group of lawmakers.
11:05, 02 August 2019
U.S. lawmakers call on Trump to implement required Russia sanctions The also urged the president to "act in concert with our allies and partners to maximize our collective impact."
10:15, 30 July 2019
Russia linked to cyberattacks on Bellingcat researchers probing GRU Russian hacking group APT28, also known as Fancy Bear, is believed to be controlled by the GRU and is the most likely culprit, although that will be difficult if not impossible to substantiate.
21:00, 27 July 2019
Third Russian suspect "commanded attack" on Skripal: media The pattern of his communications while in the UK indicates that Maj Gen Sergeyev liaised with officers in Moscow.
10:30, 29 June 2019
Secret services probed 'frantic' activity at Russian embassy in days before Novichok attack, sources say Intelligence services continue to believe the attack was ordered at "the highest level in the Russian state", the source said.
15:40, 04 March 2019
Bellingcat identifies third suspect in Skripal poisoning as Denis Sergeev The man is high-ranking Russian military intelligence (GRU) operative.
22:00, 14 February 2019
Post-Brexit UK should be ready to use 'hard power', defence minister says – media Williamson will highlight close U.S.-UK military links and echo Trump's call for NATO countries to increase their spending, citing a need to better handle what Williamson called Russian provocation.
09:57, 11 February 2019
Third Skripal suspect linked to 2015 Bulgaria poisoning – Bellingcat Gebrev could think of two hypothetical reasons why he might have been targeted. One was his company's exports of specialized defense-related equipment to Ukraine.
23:59, 07 February 2019
Third Skripal hitman remained in UK after Salisbury Novichok attack – media He was using a passport whose number differed by only a few digits from the fake passports used under the names of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.
10:40, 07 February 2019
Board game based on Skripals poisoning on sale in Russia The price of the board game is 77 Russian rubles, which is about US$1.16.
02:45, 23 January 2019
EU Ambassadors agree on sanctions against GRU's "Salisbury tourists" – journalist The sanctions will be approved by the EU on Monday.
19:50, 16 January 2019