UK's allies back conclusion that Novichok suspects are Russian spies

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On Wednesday, British authorities named two Russian national as the suspects of Salisbury nerve-agent attack that targeted former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal earlier this year.

The Kremlin reiterated Thursday that Russia was not involved in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain's Salisbury in March, rejecting Britain's latest accusation.

The council will meet in open session at around 11:30 am (1530 GMT), diplomats said.

British prosecutors on Wednesday identified two Russians - Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov - who they said had tried to murder the Skripals with a military-grade nerve agent in England.

The men, who entered the United Kingdom under the names Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, are being charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok, prosecutors said.

Both have been charged with conspiracy to murder Sergei Skripal, attempted murder of Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal and Nick Bailey, use and possession of the nerve agent Novichok contrary to the Chemical Weapons Act and causing grievous bodily harm with intent to kill Yulia Skripal and Nick Bailey.

"The [Russian Main Intelligence Directorate] is a highly disciplined organisation with a well-established chain of command".

The Canadian government has backed British claims that Vladimir Putin's government "almost certainly" approved a poison attack against a former Russian spy and his daughter in the United Kingdom earlier this year.

Russian Federation has long denied any involvement in the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury and insisted it is ready to cooperate on any investigation.

Russian defense and security analyst Pavel Felgenhauer said authorisation to attack the Skripals had also likely come "from the very top".

The Kremlin has denied any involvement in the Salisbury poisoning and says Russian Federation is not investigating the two named suspects.

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At a UN Security Council meeting held the same day, Russian Federation dismissed Britain's evidence as "lies" and said its investigation was "politically motivated".

They spent weeks critically ill in hospital but have since been discharged.

Six months after the poisoning rocked the quiet cathedral city, police gave new details about what Basu called "one of the most complex investigations" the force had ever seen.

Police say the two men flew back to Moscow from Heathrow Airport on the evening of March 4, hours after the Skripals were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury.

The British government has said Russian President Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for the attack, something Moscow has strongly denied.

In a speech in October a year ago, MI5 director general Andrew Parker referenced the agency's work "against espionage and other clandestine activity by Russian Federation and other foreign states who seek to do Britain harm".

The two Russian nationals are believed to have been traveling under aliases, although they had genuine Russian passports with the identities of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.

He said his partner, Dawn Sturgess, 44, had applied some of the substance to her wrists before feeling unwell.

Basu said they ha no doubt the two events were connected and they were liaising with prosecutors about bringing charges connected to the poisoning of Sturgess and Rowley.

The officer continues to make good progress but remains off work, police said.

Russia's foreign ministry has said the names and photographs of the men "do not mean anything" to Moscow, the BBC reported.

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