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Yulia Skripal, addressed comments made by her cousin Viktoria in the Russian media, asking her not to contact or visit her in Britain. Photograph: AP

The international chemical weapons watchdog has backed the UK’s findings on the identity of the chemical used to poison the former Russian spy Sergei (...)

Yulia Skripal was poisoned along with her former double agent father Sergei in Salisbury in the UK last month. Photograph: Facebook

Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned along with her former double agent father Sergei in Salisbury last month, has been discharged from hospital. The 33-y(...)

Russian ambassador to the United Nations Vasily Nebenzya quotes from ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Through the Looking Glass’ as he speaks regarding a nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters.

Russia has told Britain at the United Nations Security Council that “you’re playing with fire and you’ll be sorry” over its accusations that Moscow w(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney: no justification for expulsion from Russia of Irish diplomat. Photograph: Alan Betson

Robert Meade, Ireland’s deputy head of mission at the Embassy in Moscow, is the Irish diplomat who was given until Monday to leave Russia in the inter(...)

Russian president Vladimir holds a joint press conference with the Turkish president after their meeting at the Presidential Complex in Ankara, on April 3rd, 2018. Photograph: Adem Altan/AFP/Getty Images

The worst crisis in East-West relations since the Cold War deepened on Wednesday as the EU backed the integrity of the UK’s investigation into the poi(...)

Members of the emergency services pictured at work following the poisoning of  former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, England. Photograph: Ben Stansall/AFP/Getty Images

The head of Britain’s military research centre said on Tuesday it was unable yet to say whether the military-grade nerve agent used to poison a Russia(...)

Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov: he said there were other possible explanations for the poisoning Photograph: AP Photo

Russia’s foreign minister has accused the UK of “putting all decency aside” over its claims that Moscow is to blame for the poisoning of former spy Se(...)

British Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow speaks to reporters while leaving the Russian foreign ministry building in Moscow on Friday. Photograph: Reuters

Moscow has told Britain it must cut “just over 50” more of its diplomatic and technical staff in Russia in a worsening standoff over the poisoning of (...)

Russian embassy spokesman Vasily Velichkin:  “In response to their unjustified expulsions of Russian diplomats based on Britain’s proof-free accusations of Russia related to the Skripal case, it should not come as a surprise.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Russia on Friday expelled 59 more diplomats from 23 countries – including one from Ireland – as relations between Moscow and the West continue to dete(...)

Irish Ambassador to Russia Adrian McDaid arriving on Friday at  the Russian Foreign Ministry in Moscow, to be informed that an Irish diplomat is to be expelled. Photograph: Sergei Karpukhin/Reuters

An Irish diplomat is being expelled from Russia in response to the expulsion of a Russian envoy from Ireland, the Department of Foreign Affairs has co(...)

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