Royal Air Force analysts in southern Cyprus intercepted two messages for "an official" in Moscow after Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the UK city of Salisbury, the Sunday Express newspaper reported on the weekend, citing insiders. One of the messages, sent from Syria, said "the package has been delivered."
Great story of interception, the Russian embassy said on its Twitter.
On March 4, former Russian officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the UK city of Salisbury. The United Kingdom believes the two were exposed to the A234 nerve agent, related to the Novichok-class nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union.
Soon after the incident, the United Kingdom announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomatic workers. Over 25 countries have since expelled Russian diplomats "in solidarity" with London. Moscow has denied any allegations on the matter, pointing to the lack of evidence provided by London to substantiate its accusations.