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    Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK (226)

    Officers in gas masks have extended their investigation into Dorset County as CCTV footage showed Sergei Skripal driving hours before he was found unconscious with signs of poisoning at a shopping center in Salisbury, UK, according to The Telegraph.

    Police fear that the nerve agent that was allegedly used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal had spread to Dorset as they received CCTV images showing the man driving just hours before he collapsed from the effects of the substance. On March 14, officers were preparing to remove a truck used to tow Skripal’s car from a parking lot; at least one of those vehicles has already been seized for examination.

    In an official response to the incident, UK Prime Minister Theresa May announced that “Russia is culpable of the attempted murder,” and ordered the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country.

    READ MORE: UK Blocks Russia-Drafted UNSC Statement on Skripal Poisoning Probe

    Russian officials have repeatedly denied London’s claims that Moscow was in any way involved in the case. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has emphasized that Russia was ready to cooperate on the investigation but needed to have access to the case materials, including samples of the substance in question.

    Alleged Poisoning Attack on Russian Ex-Spy Skripal in UK (226)


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