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UK points the finger at Russia after another military-grade nerve agent leaves couple critically ill

A UK couple were taken to the hospital where lab analysis confirmed their exposure to novichok, the military-grade nerve agent that was used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Scribal and his daughter Yulia. The couple lives 8 miles away from the place where the original attack took place 4 months ago, and an investigation is under way to find how the couple was exposed to the agent. The UK has maintained Russian culpability for the original attack, with the UK security minister saying that they “developed novichok, they had explored assassination programs in the past, they had motive, form, and stated policy…we would still assert to a very high assurance that the Russian state was behind the original attack.”

Source: Novichok poisonings: UK points the finger at Russia | UK news | The Guardian

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