Britain Charges 2 Russians Over Poisoning Of Ex-Spy And Daughter

SALISBURY, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Members of the military work in the Maltings shopping area, close to the bench where Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill seven we... SALISBURY, ENGLAND - APRIL 25: Members of the military work in the Maltings shopping area, close to the bench where Russian former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found critically ill seven weeks ago, on April 25, 2018 in Salisbury, England. The area around the bench where the couple collapsed is one of nine sites to be cleaned in an operation that is likely to take several months. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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September 5, 2018 6:24 am
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LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors have charged two Russian men with the nerve agent poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury.

The Crown Prosecution Service says Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok.

Prosecutor Sue Hemming said Wednesday that the U.K. is not asking Moscow to extradite the men because Russian law forbids extradition of the country’s citizens.

Police say the men, both about 40, flew from Moscow to London on Russian passports two days before the Skripals were poisoned on March 4.

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