Britain to request extradition of suspected Novichok attackers from Russian Federation

UK 'ready to ask Russia to extradite suspects in Novichok poisoning'

UK government set to ask Russia to extradite Salisbury nerve agent attack suspects

The Russian embassy in London said it hadn't received an official request from the United Kingdom to extradite two men reportedly suspected of carrying out a nerve-agent attack on British soil.

We will remind, the British police were able to establish two suspects in the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.

The UK is reportedly planning to demand that Russian Federation extradites two suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

The request will reignite the simmering diplomatic row with Russian Federation, which is certain to reject it, prompting another round of tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions.

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), which has been preparing papers, has completed the process and is ready to file, the Guardian reported on Monday.

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The Times notes that the request for extradition of Russians in the case of the poisoning is part of a plan for the resumption of pressure on the Kremlin in connection with the attack involving nerve agents "Beginner".

In 2007, after Russian ex-spy Alexander Litvinenko was murdered with polonium in London, Moscow refused Britain's request to extradite two Russian suspects in the case. It's nearly a rerun of the situation. "The police have managed to identify the people coming over and going back again", sources told The Guardian.

They were both found unconscious on a bench in a shopping centre after being exposed to novichok - they were initially thought to have been intoxicated. One died days afterwards.

Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess were subsequently treated for exposure to the nerve agent. The Russian constitution prevents the extradition of Russian citizens to another state.

Mr Rowley recovered from the attack but Ms Sturgess, his partner, died. British police believe the Novichok attacks were carried out using perfume bottle sprays or smears placed directly on their doorknobs and other surfaces.

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