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New U.S. sanctions on Russian were due to come into effect on Monday over the poisoning of a former KGB spy in England
Washington's announcement of new sanctions against Russia over the Skripal poisoning has been welcomed in London, and condemned in Moscow.
Charlie Rowley, one of two Britons poisoned with the nerve agent Novichok last month, has been released from hospital
Russian ambassador to UK shrugs off reports that suspects in Skripal case were identified, says he wants confirmation from Foreign Office or Scotland Yard.
It is two months since Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yiulia were poisoned with a nerve agent in Salisbury.
The nerve agent type used to poison an ex-Russian spy in Britain was produced last year in the Czech Republic, it’s been claimed.
Britain's media regulator has opened seven investigations into whether Russian news channel RT broke impartiality rules in broadcasts made since a Russian double-agent was poisoned in the English city of Salisbury last month
Representatives from both countries traded accusations on the March 4th chemical attack in Salisbury
Liquid nerve agent was used in Skripal attack
The attack prompted the biggest Western expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War
Russian former double-agent Skripal is said to be "improving rapidly" from the nerve agent attack.
Two guinea pigs were found dead at the home of Sergei Skripal and a cat had to be put down, British government officials revealed, following the nerve agent attack on the former spy and his daughter, Yulia.
Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia says the substance used in spy poisoning is 'not copyrighted by Russia'
"Russia is by no means positioning itself to back down and in someway to accept responsibility for this, instead it is seeking the highest possible ways to question its responsibility."
The statement appeared after Russian TV reported that Sergei Skripal is also getting better
Sixty diplomats leave Russia in the retaliatory expulsions following the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal.
UK says Russia's call for a joint investigation into the poisoning is "perverse"
US diplomatic staff continued to move items out from their consulate building in St Petersburg on Saturday after Moscow ordered its closure and the expulsion of 60 US diplomats days earlier.
Moscow expels 60 US diplomats and closes the American embassy in St Petersburg in an escalating global standoff provoked by the poisoning of a former Russian double-agent living in the UK.
This is not "tit for tat" says State Department