21 Sep 2021

Third man faces charges for Novichok attack

UK security forces have brought charges against a third Russian national due to his alleged involvement in the 2018 Sailsbury poisonings, which left three people critically ill and killed a fourth. Security sources stated that the individual, Denis Sergeev, was the on-ground commander in the Novichok attack on Sergei Skripal

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18 Jan 2021

Alexey Navalny detained on return to Moscow five months after being poisoned

Alexey Navalny, a key figure in Russia’s Kremlin opposition movement, was detained by police outside of Moscow on Sunday, just moments after his return to the country. Navalny was poisoned by an unknown actor roughly five months ago with the nerve agent Novichok, threatening his life. Navalny was able to

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13 Oct 2020

EU to Sanction Russia Over Poisoning and Belarus Leader Over Crackdown

On Monday, the European Union agreed to impose sanctions on Russian officials after the poisoning of opposition leader Alexei Navalny with a nerve agent known as Novichok. The sanctions will target entities that were allegedly involved in the poisoning, however, officials stated that the move will likely not undercut Europe’s

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16 Nov 2018

Spies Without Borders – How the FSB Infiltrated the International Visa System

“One of the unanswered questions lingering after Bellingcat’s unmasking of the identities of suspects in the botched-up poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal, is how two (or, likely, more) undercover GRU officers were able to obtain visas to travel to the UK. Securing a visa to the UK – as

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15 Oct 2018

Expect more chemical weapons attacks on Britain’s streets, warns security minister

The UK Home Office Minister recently stated at the country’s National Security Summit that “chemical and biological weapons are marching in closer,” and that terrorists “have developed and worked on a better arsenal and we have to be prepared that might come to our streets here.” The Metropolitan Police Assistant

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01 Aug 2018

Kremlin Hackers Take Aim at the Swiss Lab That’s Working the Skripal Poisoning Case

A state-backed Russian hacking group that targeted the Ukrainian power grid is now “targeting a Swiss laboratory that’s helping investigators solve the March poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in London. Called Sandworm, the group has been trying to phish employees of Switzerland’s Spiez Laboratory, a chemical-and biological-weapons facility that

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