Global & Disaster Medicine

Brits accuse 2 Russian officers as potential assassins in the Salisbury-Novichok affair

NYT

“……Investigators released a cache of evidence in the case, including security camera images that captured the progress of two husky men [Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov] from an Aeroflot flight to the scene of the crime, near the victim’s home, and from there back to Moscow.

They also released photographs of the delicate perfume bottle that was used to carry Novichok……..two swabs taken from the suspects’ hotel were found to contain traces of the nerve agent...……“The same two men are now the prime suspects in the case of Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley,” Mrs. May said, adding that the same poison was used in both cases and that the two were “victims of the reckless disposal of this agent.”…….Russia imprisoned Mr. Skripal in 2004 for selling secrets to Britain, and released him in 2010 as part of a spy swap with Western countries. He settled in Salisbury but quietly continued working in intelligence, offering insights into Russian espionage practices...…..”

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