Ewan Hope, the son of the diseased Dawn Sturgess, 44, who recently died after being allegedly poisoned with the A-234 nerve agent, has said in an interview with the Sunday Mirror that he wanted US President Donald Trump to raise the case of her mother's death in talks with Vladimir Putin in Helsinki next Monday. He noted that although he doesn't agree with Donald Trump's politics, he needs "to get justice for mum."
Earlier several UK officials, such as Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson, blamed Russia for the poisoning and death of Dawn Sturgess, claiming she was the victim of contamination by the poison that Moscow allegedly used in Salisbury against the Skripals. The Kremlin has denied all accusations and instead offered to conduct a thorough joint investigation into the incident, saying that the Amesbury incident "poses a danger not only to UK citizens, but to all other Europeans." London has ignored that offer.
Charlie Rowley, 45 and Dawn Sturgess, 44, were hospitalized after losing consciousness and showing signs of poisoning at their home in the British city of Amesbury, located just several miles away from Salisbury, where four months prior former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found in a similar condition.
At the time, the UK accused Russia of allegedly poisoning the Skripals with the A-234 nerve agent that British authorities have named "Novichok." Moscow denied that allegation, offering its help in cracking the case and finding those responsible for the Salisbury attack. The UK rejected that offer as well.