• Russia expels two Czech diplomats

      Russia expels two Czech diplomats

      Russia's Foreign Ministry on Monday ordered two Czech diplomats to leave the country in a quid pro quo response to Prague's expulsion of Russian diplomats, news wires reported. The ministry said it summoned the Czech ambassador to inform him about the move, saying the two diplomats must leave Russia by Wednesday.

    • Russian diplomat in Prague poison plot row named

      Russian diplomat in Prague poison plot row named

      Russia's embassy in Prague has asked for police protection for one of its diplomats, who has been named by Czech media amid allegations of a plot to poison Czech politicians. It said "false and unfounded" allegations had been made against one of its employees and he was now receiving threats, news wires reported.

    • GRU general: Poison Skripal

      GRU general: Poison Skripal

      Senior Russian military intelligence officer Denis Sergeyev commanded the team suspected of the poisoning of the former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal. This is suggested by new evidence obtained by the BBC’s investigation and unveiled on its Newsnight late programme on 28 June. The developments came mere hours after British Prime Minister Theresa May, during her meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin at the G20 summit in Osaka, called for the poisoners of Skripal and his daughter Yulia to be brought to justice immediately.