UK police identify Novichok attackers – media

The British police have identified persons who poisoned the former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, news agency Press Association cited a source with knowledge of investigation on Thursday.

The investigators are after several persons allegedly involved in the attack. According to them, the offenders are linked to Russia.

“Investigators believe they have identified the suspected perpetrators of the Novichok attack through CCTV and have cross-checked this with records of people who entered the country around that time. They (the investigators) are sure they (the suspects) are Russians,” The Guardian reports with reference to Press Association.

On March 4, Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious at a shopping mall in the English town of Salisbury. The two were taken to hospital in critical condition. The were reportedly poisoned following exposure to an unknown substance. A bit later, British Prime Minister Theresa May said they had been poisoned with Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent of a type developed by Russia.

The incident caused a number of rows and triggered a diplomatic war between the West and the Kremlin.

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