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Brian Beary

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British and Russian Officials Respond to Nerve Agent Attack : March 12, 13, 14, and 22, September 5, and October 3, 2018
British and Russian Officials Respond to Nerve Agent Attack
Brian Beary

On March 4, 2018, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, two Russian nationals, were spotted by passers-by in a semicomatose state on a public bench in the city of Salisbury, England. Later tests revealed that they had been exposed to the deadly nerve agent Novichok, a chemical substance developed by the Soviet Union in the 1970s. Following an investigation, the United Kingdom government made a determination that the Russian state was responsible for the poisoning. European and North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) allies showed solidarity with the United Kingdom ...

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