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An image of Sergei Skripal under arrest by Russian authorities before he came to Britain.

The Russian agents who poisoned the Skripals likely stayed in the UK after the attack as ‘sleeper’ agents, espionage experts say

An actual "illegal" with an existing, years-long "legend" would attract attention by going missing all of a sudden - i.e. friends, co-workers or neighbours might report a missing person to police, who might then put two and two together and tie that person to the Skripal attack.
UK Prime Minister Theresa May, left, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The former Russian spy who was poisoned with a nerve agent in England has been discharged from the hospital

Sergei Skripal and his daughter, who earlier this year in England were exposed to a deadly nerve agent created by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, are both now out of the hospital.
Footage of Sergei Skripal's 2006 trial, obtained by Sky News.

Sergei Skripal reportedly briefed European intelligence agencies about Russia

After moving to the UK, the former Russian spy gave secret briefings to European spy agencies — but it's not clear if this is the reason for his poisoning.

A Russian scientist who claimed to develop the nerve agent that poisoned Sergei Skripal has reportedly been hit by a car in Russia

Vladimir Uglev said he was hit by a car near Anapa, Russia. He told the BBC earlier this month the Skripals were 'not the first victims' of the Novichok poison.

Police have reportedly identified suspects believed to be behind the Sergei Skripal poisoning

The "persons of interest" suspected of being behind the attempted assassination are now in Russia.

Russia is pushing these 15 mutually contradictory theories to claim they weren’t behind the nerve agent attack

The UK, US, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, and various unspecified criminal groups have all been suggested by the Kremlin.

Russian-owned RT news channel hit with multiple investigations in wake of Sergei Skripal poisoning

UK broadcast regulators record a "signifiant increase" in broadcasts that potentially breach broadcasting rules, in the wake of the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
Vladimir Putin advances a heroic narrative of Russian greatness that doesn't always match the facts.

The TV vs the fridge: A Russian joke shows why Putin’s propaganda isn’t working on his own people

Watching propaganda in sanction-ridden Russia is like experiencing a 'battle between the TV set and the fridge,' BBC journalist Olga Ivshina said.
A police officer in a protected suit near the scene where Sergei and Yulia Skripal collapsed in Salisbury.

The nerve agent used to poison former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was delivered ‘in a liquid form’

Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a liquid nerve agent, a British government spokesman revealed in an update on the case.
A police officer in a protected suit near the scene where Sergei and Yulia Skripal collapsed in Salisbury.

Independent inspectors back up UK assessment that Russia poisoned former spy

The Organisation for the Protection of Chemical Weapons confirmed identity of the nerve agent, a key piece of evidence in Britain's case against Russia.