Traces of nerve agent found in ex-spy poisoning — UK media

Sergei Skripal buying groceries near his Salisbury England home on February 27.   ITV News

Sergei Skripal buying groceries near his Salisbury England home on February 27. ITV News

Home Secretary Amber Rudd was to chair the meeting of the committee, known as COBRA, at 1500 GMT to receive updates on the police case, the government said. "This is a painstaking, detailed investigation and the police need to be given the space and time to get on with it", the BBC quoted Rudd as saying.

Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are fighting for their lives in hospital Chemical experts are probing whether the the flowers Sergei took to his wife's grave were laced with poison Sergei Skripal's wife's grave in Salisbury. Sky News says traces were found in several locations.

"A boycott of the World Cup is definitely one of the options on the cards", a defence source said last night. They are in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

But he remains under pressure from the opposition Labour Party and some lawmakers in his Conservative Party to spend more on the over-stretched health system and other services. However, he later was pardoned and released from custody in July 2010 as part of a U.S. -Russian spy swap, which followed the exposure of a ring of Russian sleeper agents in the United States.

Additionally, police believe that the two were specifically targeted, the Associated Press reported.

"The government will not be acting precipitously in response to what has happened". If the Trump administration is willing to sell anti-tank missiles to Ukraine, it's not unreasonable to think it would publicize information on Russian assassinations.

A police spokesman declined to comment on the report.

"We have now learned that there has been some trace contamination by the nerve agent in both The Mill pub and Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury", England's chief medical officer, Sally Davies, told reporters Sunday.

The attack is being treated as attempted murder. "Over time, repeated skin contact with contaminated items may pose a small risk to health".

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Nowadays not only is Britain incapable of protecting its citizens abroad - just look at the shameful case of Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, unjustly jailed in Tehran - it also struggles to protect British citizens on home soil, including foreign nationals taking refuge here.

The prime minister faces an ambush at a meeting of security ministers tomorrow. Wallace told Radio 4.

Chapman is a mother of one, giving birth to a son in summer 2015.

Moscow, meanwhile, has labeled the coverage of Skripal's poisoning as hysterical propaganda.

"But if there were to be an involvement of a foreign state evidenced by this investigation, then obviously that would be very serious indeed and the government would respond appropriately", he said.

Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson also praised his actions earlier today, calling him 'someone who is doing their public duty, keeping Britain safe and has become a victim of this dreadful, dreadful attack'.

Relations between London and Moscow are at their lowest for 40 years following the targeting of the former spy and his daughter with a nerve agent.

She was speaking shortly after Public Health England issued a statement with advice and precautions that should be taken.

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