United Kingdom to seek Russian extraditions in Skripal case

United Kingdom to seek Russian extraditions in Skripal case

BRITAIN is to ask Moscow to extradite two Russians suspected of being behind the Salisbury novichok poisonings, according to reports.

The decision to press for extradition follows a debate within the government, divided between those who want to ratchet up the response to Russian Federation and those who see the request as a futile political gesture, the Guardian reported.

Russian Federation has angrily rejected any involvement, plunging diplomatic relations into crisis.

Russia's embassy in London says they have not yet received any extradition requests over allegations any of its citizens were involved in the novichok poisonings.

British investigators suspect two Russians are behind the Novichok attacks, with The Guardian reporting that The Crown Prosecution Service has prepared the extradition request and has completed the process and is ready to file.

The request will inflame the current diplomatic row Russian Federation.

Apple pulls five Infowars podcasts from Apple TV podcasts app
A Facebook representative said details regarding appeals of a particular page's status can not be shared, citing privacy reasons. Earlier on Monday, Facebook removed four pages associated with InfoWars and Jones for repeated violations of its policies.

‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ adds popular characters from ‘Castlevania’ and ‘Donkey Kong’
You'll also be able to turn on "stage morphing", which will show the stage switch out with a new one in the middle of a match. Of course, there will also be a Tourney mode in Super Smash Bros Ultimate , but most veterans probably expected that.

Should Boris Johnson apologise for his comments about burkas?
She wrote: "No woman in a liberal, progressive society should be forced to cover up her beauty or her bruises". But Johnson's supporters claimed he was being targeted in attempt to dampen a future leadership challenge.

"This is Litvinenko all over again".

In 2007, Putin rejected a similar extradition request for two Russians tied to the high-profile 2006 assassination of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko.

They were found in a serious condition on a bench in The Maltings shopping centre, and the discovery of the substance sparked a city-wide investigation with police having to cordon off large areas, including where they had eaten dinner that evening. She died eight days later, but he has since been released from hospital.

After the attack on the Skripals, allies in Europe, the United States and elsewhere expressed support for Britain and concern over the incident by ordering the biggest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the height of the Cold War. Moscow has repeatedly denied any involvement and accused British intelligence agencies of staging the attack to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

Two more people, Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley, were subsequently treated for exposure to Novichok after Ms Sturgess reportedly picked up a discarded perfume bottle thought to have contained the agent.

Rowley recovered but Sturgess sadly died.

Related Articles