Sergei Skripal's monthly meeting with his former handler

Sergei Skripal's monthly meeting with his former handler

The father and daughter were found unconscious March 4 on a bench in Salisbury; Skripal lived in the town, located 90 miles (140 kilometers) southwest of London.

A total of 21 people have received medical treatment after the mysterious attack, including Nick Bailey, a British police officer who is conscious but in serious condition.

Western intelligence services consider Russian Federation a leading suspect based on previous attacks that used a similar substance and method, a Western intelligence official told CNN. The official cautioned that the investigation into the attack in Salisbury, southern England, was still in its early stages.

A British police officer who responded to the scene was also seriously injured, but was "talking and engaging" as of Thursday morning.

The father and daughter - believed by authorities to have been deliberately targeted - were found slumped on a bench near a shopping center on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement to members of Parliament, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd refused to be drawn on who might have been responsible.

It was found that they had been poisoned with a rare nerve agent, the name of which has yet to be disclosed by the police. "We will take any necessary actions, but we need to ensure the police have the space to carry out the investigation".

If a Moscow link were proved, it would plunge relations between the West and Russian Federation to a new low.

He reiterated Moscow's offer for assistance in the investigation, but said that "in order to have a serious conversation.you have to use the official channels".

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Police have cordoned off sites, including the cemetery where Sergei Skripal's wife is buried.

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow was "ready to consider" lending a hand in any investigation, "whether it's [about] poisoning of some British subjects, whether it's rumors about interference in the USA election campaign". The expert advice is that there is no evidence to suggest a wider public health risk at this time.

Police have also cordoned off an Italian restaurant and a pub they visited before their collapse.

"She's not a typical Russian", Petrova said.

But proving Russian government involvement is another matter.

He was pardoned in 2010 before being flown to Britain as part of a high-profile spy swap involving Russian Federation and the United States. "People have been so kind and he has expressed that he will never forget that kindness". "Very polite", said Ozturk.

"I understand people wanting to have answers [about the nerve agent and culprit], and there will be a time to have those answers". Speculation has centred on a never agent, such as VX or sarin.

The incident is drawing comparisons to the case of Alexander Litvinenko, a Russian KGB officer-turned-British intelligence agent and a highly public critic of President Vladimir Putin.

A detailed United Kingdom inquiry later concluded that Russian President Vladimir Putin probably approved the operation by Russian agents to kill Litvinenko. The conclusion was angrily dismissed by the Kremlin as a politically motivated smear.

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