Prosecutors in the United Kingdom are set to file an extradition request for two Russians they suspect carried out a nerve agent attack that killed one person and injured three others in Britain.
It is also expected to reignite a diplomatic row with Russian Federation, the Guardian reported.
The UK is reportedly planning to demand that Russian Federation extradites two suspects in the Salisbury nerve agent attack.More news: Xiaomi Mi A2 Price in India Leaked ahead of Today’s Launch
The Guardian says British investigators have pieced together the movements of two Russians in the Skripal attack.
The pair were poisoned by Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War, in the southwestern English city of Salisbury.
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". 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.More news: Hall wins Women's British Open for 1st major title
The Skripal incident occurred in March, when the former colonel in Russian military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain's MI6 intelligence service and his daughter were found unconscious on a public bench in Salisbury.
Putin also rejected a similar extradition request in 2007 for two suspects involved in the assassination of former FSB officer Alexander Litvinenko in London. The Russian constitution prevents the extradition of Russian citizens to another state.
Police believe the Novichok was smeared on the door of Sergei Skripal's house and perhaps discarded in a container that Sturgess's boyfriend Charlie Rowley then picked up.More news: Brad Pitt Says He Gave Angelina Jolie $9 Million Since Split
Russian officials refused to hand over suspects who Britain claimed were responsible for the murder of Aleksandr Litvinenko with a rare radioactive isotope in 2006. She died eight days later, but he has since been released from the hospital.