Report: Poison suspects had followed spy to Czech Republic
PRAGUE (AP) — The Czech public radio has reported that the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England had already been following their victim when all three were in the Czech Republic in 2014.
Poisoning suspect honored by Putin in 2014, UK group says
LONDON (AP) — One of the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in England is a medical doctor in Russian military intelligence who was honored as a Hero of the Russian Federation by President Vladimir Putin in 2014, a group of British investigators said Tuesday.
British police say two GRU agents traveling under the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Borishov used a Soviet-made nerve agent to poison Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury in March.
The Latest: Kremlin refuses to comment on Bellingcat report
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the Russian suspects in ex-spy's poisoning (all times local):
The Kremlin has refused to comment on the claim by investigative group Bellingcat that one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence.
Report: UK poison suspect is doctor for Russian intelligence
LONDON (AP) — One of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-spy in England is a doctor who works for Russian military intelligence and traveled to Britain under an alias, investigative group Bellingcat reported Monday.
Bellingcat said on its website that the man British authorities identified as Alexander Petrov is actually Alexander Mishkin, a doctor working for the Russian military intelligence unit known as GRU.
Kremlin urges Britain to share its poisoning case suspicions
MOSCOW (AP) — The Kremlin said Friday it expects Britain to say what it knows about the identities of the two suspects in the nerve agent poisoning of a former Russian spy so Russian officials can launch an investigation.
President Vladimir Putin's spokesman, Dmitry Peskov, said allegations from British-based investigative group Bellingcat and others can't be the basis for a Russian inquiry, adding that Moscow expects British officials to produce the government's information.
UK investigative group: Spy poisoning suspect is GRU colonel
MOSCOW (AP) — An investigative group in Britain said Wednesday that it has identified one of the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in the U.K. as a highly decorated colonel in the Russian military intelligence agency GRU.
The group, Bellingcat, said the suspect, whose passport name was Ruslan Boshirov, is in fact Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, who in 2014 was awarded Russia's highest medal, the Hero of Russia.
Report: Russian spy suspects detained this year by Dutch
MOSCOW (AP) — British investigative group Bellingcat says two suspects in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy were briefly detained in the Netherlands earlier this year.
Bellingcat in its investigation released late Thursday quoted an unnamed security official saying that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were detained in the Netherlands earlier this year and released without being charged.
Reporters: Number in suspect’s file reached Russian military
MOSCOW (AP) — Two journalists say the passport file of one of the suspects in the poisoning of a Russian former double agent and his daughter in England contains a telephone number that appears to belong to Russia's Defense Ministry.
Kremlin: Britain could ask to interrogate poisoning suspects
MOSCOW (AP) — Russia is ready to consider a request by British investigators to come and interrogate the two men accused of poisoning a former spy, the Kremlin said Friday.
Russian suspects in poisoning: We were in UK as tourists
MOSCOW (AP) — The two Russian men spun an unlikely tale of hapless tourists defeated by grim British weather: They traveled more than 1,000 miles to see England's famed Salisbury Cathedral but were turned back by slush and snow, then returned the next day and spent two hours exploring the "beautiful" city.
Accused abroad, Russians become celebrities at home
MOSCOW (AP) — The last time Britain accused two Russians of an assassination, one of them ended up in the Russian parliament.
The case of Andrei Lugovoi, a key suspect in the 2006 killing of ex-KGB officer Alexander Litvinenko, shows how the two alleged Russian military intelligence operatives accused by Britain of poisoning ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal could have lucrative careers in Russia if they go public.
Putin: Suspects in Britain poisoning are innocent civilians
MOSCOW (AP) — President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that Russian authorities know the identities of the two men accused by Britain of carrying out a nerve agent attack on a former spy, but he added that they are civilians and there is "nothing criminal" about them.
UK charges 2 Russians in absentia in nerve agent attack
LONDON (AP) — Britain deepened its diplomatic feud with Moscow on Wednesday, charging two men it says are Russian military intelligence officers with the nerve-agent poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a double agent who betrayed the service by spying for the West.
But U.K. authorities acknowledged there was little chance Russia would hand over the suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, to face justice in Britain.
UK police chart suspects’ movements in Skripal poisoning
LONDON (AP) — Britain has charged two Russian men with the nerve-agent poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia.
Authorities say the men, traveling under the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, came to Britain on March 2 on a murderous mission and left on March 4, hours after the Skripals were attacked.
The Metropolitan Police force has released a timeline of the men's movements and appealed to the public for information.
Triangle ice dancing pair soaking up the experience at US Figure Skating Championships
Olympic dreams are on full display in sunny San Jose this week.
Competitors from around the country are taking to the ice in the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. And while a select few will use this week as a springboard of sorts to the Winter Olympics next month, many more are simply soaking in the experience of being here.
That's true for Alina Efimova and Alexander Petrov, a junior ice dancing duo that trains in the Triangle.
The pair took 8th Thursday in the free dance final.