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Russian military leaders have reportedly called its intelligence service "deeply incompetent" after a series of high-profile blunders. Here's a composite image of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the two suspects behind the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury earlier this year.

Russian military reportedly unhappy with a series of embarrassing blunders by its spies abroad

Russia's military leaders are reportedly angry that GRU agents were exposed in the nerve agent poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in England and an attempted cyberattack on the global chemical weapons watchdog earlier this year.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning. September 12, 2018.

The second ‘tourist’ accused of the UK nerve agent attack has been identified as a Russian military doctor

The attack, which targeted ex-spy Sergei Skripal, is believed to have been ordered by senior Russian leadership.
These four men have been accused of trying to hack the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

4 Russian spies got caught in an audacious revenge hack aimed at chemical weapons inspectors, Dutch intelligence says

The Netherlands accused four Russian agents of trying to launch a cyberattack on the OPCW chemical weapons watchdog earlier this year. The attempted breach came as the OPCW was investigating the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.
A police officer in a protective suit and mask works near the scene where former double-agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia were discovered after being attacked with a nerve-agent on March 16, 2018 in Salisbury, England.

A 3rd Russian agent reportedly went to England to prep the nerve agent attack on Sergei Skripal

British authorities have identified a third agent involved in the attack against former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, The Telegraph reported. The UK earlier this month accused two Russian intelligence agents over the attempted assassination. The Kremlin repeatedly denied knowledge of the attack.
Ruslan Boshirov, one of the men accused of poisoning former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in March, was identified by

Putin’s ‘tourist’ accused of nerve agent attack turns out to be a highly decorated Russian intelligence officer

The UK accused two Russian men of poisoning a former Russian spy in England earlier this year. One of the men, known as "Ruslan Boshirov," has been identified as Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, a high-ranking intelligence official in Russia, disproving Moscow's claim that they were civilians.
Pyotr Verzilov, a member of anti-Kremlin Russian group Pussy Riot, in Moscow in August 2018. He collapsed in Moscow last month.

A Russian dissident who suddenly lost the ability to speak or walk was likely given nerve poison, doctors say

Pyotr Verzilov, a member of the anti-Putin band Pussy Riot and anti-Kremlin publisher, collapsed in Moscow last week and temporarily lost his sight and abilities to speak or walk. Doctors in Berlin said it was "highly probable" that he was given a poison that damaged his nervous system.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT’s editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals’ poisoning. September 12, 2018.

2 Russians accused of attempted nerve agent assassination in England say they were only there to see the cathedral

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have been accused of attempted murder by the UK over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal. The two men defended themselves on Thursday in a bizarre interview with Russian state TV.
Photographs showing Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Borishov, two men accused of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal.

Putin says he found the 2 men the UK accused of trying to assassinate an ex-spy with nerve agent, and hopes they’ll ‘turn up’

The UK accused two men of attempting to assassinate a former Russian agent in England with military-grade nerve agent earlier this year. Vladimir Putin said there was "nothing criminal" about their actions, and that he hoped the two men would "turn up themselves and tell everything."
Photographs showing Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Borishov, two men accused of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal.

The UK has accused 2 alleged Russian intelligence officers of trying to murder a spy in England with a nerve agent

Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, collapsed in Salisbury, England, after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok in March. A British couple also fell ill after coming into contact with the same poison in June, which resulted in one death.
A composite image showing a fake perfume box and bottle that contained the nerve agent intended to poison former spy Sergei Skripal. Photos of the two men suspected of carrying out the attack are inset.

Police release photos of the fake perfume bottle of nerve agent they say Russian intelligence used in a brazen assassination attempt

London's Metropolitan Police published images of a bottle, which they say was a counterfeit of the Premier Jour scent by designer brand Nina Ricci, specially adapted to deliver poison.