Britain unveiled today how the Russian state helped the killers of Salisbury in Britain with "perfect" passports, watertight aliases and a bottle of James Bond perfume full of nerve agents probably designed by Putin's best scientists.
Security Minister Ben Wallace has said that the Russian president is the last responsible & # 39; of the novichok attack due to its strong control over the GRU espionage network that sent two killers & # 39; calamitous & # 39; in a pathetic & # 39; mission to kill Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
The spies received genuine Russian passports under the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov and then obtained visas to visit the United Kingdom as tourists without triggering any alarm when they landed in London in March.
Security and chemical weapons expert Hamish of Bretton Gordon told MailOnline: "Fake passports were perfect in every detail, including all circuit and electrical circuits.He deceived the electronic security of the British border, which is considered one of the best ".
He added: "It is also possible that they manipulated the border security system of the United Kingdom to ensure that they pass without problems for the security of the United Kingdom as they would be people of interest, we also gave them visas, they must have had a plausible background story".
The Interior Ministry denied today that the Russians had pirated their systems and insisted that the GRU agents had the weight of the Putin government behind them to "abuse". of the system and obtain free passage to Great Britain.
Ben Wallace said: "The state had clearly decided to sit behind this action and provide their logistics." The men received genuine passports, provided with aliases that survived a certain level of proof and visas used by many law-abiding Russians to visit Great Britain. Brittany for holidays or business.
"The Russian state, which we know had invented novichok, must have made sure that it was put in a package that was there to disguise it, if you let them enter your system, the air side in Russia becomes more difficult to detect" .
These are the two Russian spies who were wanted by the poisoning novichok in Salisbury in March. Police say it is unlikely that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are their real names, as they are believed to have many aliases
Petrov (right) was seen smiling at Salisbury the day police believed the men stained novichok at Mr. Skripal's door
It has been possible to reconstruct your trip from Moscow to London, to the cathedral city of Wiltshire and back on a plane to Russia.
The bottle of Fake Nina Ricci perfume used by the killers of Salisbury was manufactured by the best scientists of the branch & # 39; Q-ski & # 39; of Russian military intelligence
Police have posted images of the perfume bottle that they say was adapted to help the two Russian suspects carry out their lethal attack
The Russians spent a fortune on the small bottle of perfume inspired by James Bond used to carry novichok, including the development of new technology to ensure that it was not a suicide mission for their agents, as revealed by experts today.
Bretton-Gordon's Hamish, one of Britain's top chemical weapons experts, says the fake Nina Ricci Premier Jour flask could only have been produced by Putin's best scientists in his most sophisticated and secret laboratory.
He told MailOnline: "They needed to make sure that the men who carried out the attack did not kill themselves while they were doing it. It would be deeply embarrassing for his agents to die in a foreign land. "
The two assassins, using the aliases Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov, smoothly drove Novichok's bottle to the United Kingdom before spraying it on Sergei Skripal's main gate in the suburbs of Salisbury in March.
Experts believe that the failed coup came after three months of development and tests probably sanctioned at the highest levels of the Russian state.
The laboratory, called "Q-ski" after the research and development division of the British Secret Service in James Bond, manufactured the bottle and the "one-way" applicator nozzle, making it impossible for Novichok to leak in transit. .
It was also made of special hardened glass, plastic or ceramic that surely would not break, break or degrade while carrying one of the deadliest weapons in the world.
Wallace said he is "100 percent sure" that the men named carried out the attack and claimed that Vladimir Putin is ultimately responsible for the actions of his spies, but added: "This was more Johnny English than James Bond."
He said: "Ultimately he does, insofar as he is president of the Russian Federation and it is his government that controls, finances and directs military intelligence, that is the GRU, through his minister defense. I do not think anyone can say that Mr. Putin is not in control of his state.
When asked how the United Kingdom would respond, he declined to say and added: "We retaliate on our way, we are not Russians, we do not adopt the kind of aggressive, destructive and aggressive behavior we have seen, we chose to challenge the Russians in both the open space as in the undercover, within the rule of law and in a sophisticated way ".
When Britain pointed the finger directly at Putin's Russia, it emerged today:
- The two countries will meet face to face at the UN Security Council in New York, where the United Kingdom will point the finger at Putin's Russia and urge members to continue or increase sanctions;
- The ministers blame Vladimir Putin and say he is responsible for the Salisbury attack and says that the "total weight" of the state was behind this;
- MailOnline discovers a closed exclusive television circuit of the two murderers walking through the city of Wiltshire and making shop windows after the attack;
- Britain criticizes the "bully" behavior of Russian spies as the secret services launch their own secret war;
Theresa May will take revenge of Russia with the cybernetic war, the espionage, the financial sanctions and the prohibitions of traveling, that probably will be used, said the sources.
Interpol has been on red alert to stop the two agents, who use the aliases Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.
Mrs. May warned that they would be taken to Britain to be tried if they ever left Russia, but experts have said that Vladimir Putin will personally ensure that assassins never leave the country and reward them with lucrative promotions despite thwarting their attempted murder against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
The historian Yuri Felshtinsky, author of The Putin Corporation, whose friend Alexander Litvinenko was killed after jointly writing a book, told MailOnline: "Although they failed in their covert attack, President Putin will praise the two members of the GRU and reward them in ways they will advance in their career, promoting them as heroes now that their cover is flying & # 39;
Theresa May blamed the Kremlin yesterday for the novichok attack and hinted that the assassination order could have come directly from Putin because only he has the power in Russian law to order murders abroad.
Tom Tugendhat, who chairs the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the Commons, went further by saying: "President Putin has responsibility for a war act," while Bob Seely, a Tory expert and Russian expert, said the Order "could only come from Russian". Head of State & # 39;
This diplomatic dispute will intensify further when British and Russian officials meet face to face in the UN Security Council.
As a permanent member of the Security Council, Russia will be represented at the meeting on Thursday, convened by Great Britain to inform members about the progress in the Salisbury investigation, along with United Kingdom allies such as the United States and France.
The victim of poisoning Charlie Rowley urged the police to bring the two suspects to justice.
Rowley, 48, and his partner Dawn Sturgess, 44, fell ill in Amesbury after coming in contact with the substance months after the same nerve agent was used against former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
Ms. Sturgess died in the hospital in July and a still weak Mr. Rowley made a passionate appeal to see the suspects, who according to the police were Russian military intelligence officers, "brought to justice."
There are fears that his calls may be useless because Russian President Vladimir Putin would protect his "heroes" and prevent them from leaving the country, which has no extradition treaty with Britain.
It echoes the case of the Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in 2006, was killed using radioactive polonium in London.
Andrei Lugovoy, widely suspected of the massacre, remained in Russia where he claimed that it was"The moon is more likely to become part of the Earth" than the one that would face justice in Britain.
In a day of extraordinary revelations, it was learned that the two suspects had "almost identical passport numbers", suggesting that the travel documents were issued at the same time before their trip to the United Kingdom.
While an apartment in a 25-story building registered to one of the suspects in Moscow turned out to be false, as it was revealed to be the home of an elderly cleaner, with residents telling the Russian media that they had never seen a man go or come that floor
The services announced Petrov and Boshirov as the two men responsible for the attack on Skripal and her daughter in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in March.
Surprising CCTV footage shows Petrov and Boshirov smiling as they tour the city of Wiltshire the day Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with the military-grade chemical weapon.
The map shows the movement of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov on the day of the poisoning
Former KGB agent Litvinenko was poisoned after radioactive polonium 210 was introduced into his teapot in 2006, a murder that according to a judge was probably approved by President Vladimir Putin.
An investigation found that two Russian men, Andrei Lugovoi and Dmitri Kovtun, had deliberately poisoned Litvinenko by putting polonium 210 in his drink in a London hotel, causing an agonizing death.
Litvinenko in the hospital before his death
He said that the use of the radioactive substance – which could only come from a nuclear reactor – was a "strong indicator" of state involvement and that the two men had probably been acting under the direction of the FSB.
Possible reasons include Litvinenko's work for the British intelligence agencies, his criticism of the FSB and his association with other Russian dissidents, while he said there was also a "personal dimension" of the antagonism between him and Putin.
The international arrest warrants issued for Messrs. Lugovoi and Kovtun remain in force, although Russia continues to reject his extradition.
Lugovoi became a Russian deputy in 2007 shortly after the interest in him for the death of Litvinenko. This means that he now has political immunity and can not be prosecuted.
An investigation found that two Russian men, Andrei Lugovoi (pictured) and Dmitri Kovtun, had deliberately poisoned Litvinenko.
Prime Minister Theresa May revealed today that the two men are believed to be officers of Russia's GRU military intelligence service, according to British agencies.
The novichok attack left a trail of the deadly nerve agent around Salisbury, with the mother of three Dawn Sturgess dying after it came in contact with the chemical. Ms. Sturgess' partner Charlie Rowley and county police officer Nick Bailey were also hospitalized.
In response, Rowley said from his hospital bed that, although he did not recognize the couple, he wants to see the men "brought to justice."
He told ITV News: "I do not recognize the two suspects, but I want them to be brought to justice.
"I'm glad the police are making progress in their investigation, but at the same time, it's unpleasant to see Dawn's face everywhere, because it brings all the pain and pain of losing it back to reality.
"It is a step forward to see the suspects identified in the Skripal case, but we must make sure that these people are also responsible for the murder of Dawn, a beautiful woman who was unjustly killed because of her."
Despite calls from Mr. Rowley, Mark Galeotti, an expert in Russia for The Institute of International Relations, said the couple will never be brought to justice, even if Putin loses control of power.
He told Sky News: "Even if the government changes in Moscow, the Russian constitution explicitly prohibits the extradition of Russian citizens and since we assume that these two, whatever their real names, is not what is in their passport, Since they are Russian citizens, they will not be extradited.
"The only possibility is if they are stupid enough to try to travel abroad … but to be honest, their vacation plans will be Crimea instead of anywhere else."
Sharp CCTV images revealed today show the two Russian agents entering Britain at Gatwick, walking through Salisbury on the day of the attack, and leaving the United Kingdom at Heathrow airport a few hours after the Skripals were found collapsed in a park.
The prosecutors will not ask Russia to extradite the two men, since there is no agreement between the two countries, but a European arrest warrant has been obtained in case one of the two people is ever seen outside Russia.
Theresa May told parliamentarians that the British secret services believe that the two suspects are officers of the Russian military intelligence agency known as GRU.
She said it is unlikely that the agency could have carried out such a brazen attack on its own and that the coup was almost certainly approved at a higher level of the Russian state.
Ms. May added: "The GRU is a highly disciplined organization with a well-established chain of command, so this was not a dishonest operation.
"The actions of the GRU are a threat to all our allies and to all of our citizens." Based on what we have learned in the Salisbury research and what we know about this organization more broadly, we must now intensify our collective efforts specifically against the GRU ".
The couple was captured on CCTV at the Salisbury train station on March 3, the day before Skripal was poisoned. Scotland Yard believes that they came to the city to carry out a reconnaissance mission
The police released an image of the perfume bottle that is believed to contain the novichok and the box in which it was hidden. This was picked up by Salisbury resident Dawn Sturgess weeks after the attack. She sprayed it on her wrists before she died
Mr. Skripal was a colonel in the GRU before being imprisoned for selling secrets to the West and brought to Britain in an exchange of spies. Therefore, the prime minister's announcement suggests that the coup may have been organized by his former colleagues.
Police said the suspects, who are around 40 years old, are likely to be traveling under the alias and Petrov and Boshirov are not their real names. They are attractive to anyone around the world who knows their real identities to get in touch with them.
On a busy morning of announcements and statements, prosecutors revealed that Petrov and Boshirov are wanted for conspiracy to kill Mr. Skripal and the attempted murder of his daughter.
If detected, the Russians will also be charged with the attempted murder of DS Bailey and the use of novichok against the Chemical Weapons Act.
But Russian authorities denied any knowledge of the two men, and Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told reporters: "Names published by the media, like their photographs, mean nothing to us."
The movements of & # 39; killers & # 39; from Novichok revealed: the spies flew to Britain from Russia before taking the train to Salisbury
Scotland Yard today released detailed information on the movements of the main suspects in the attack of the novichok nerve agent.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov arrived in the United Kingdom on Friday afternoon in March and checked into a budget hotel in East London.
On Saturday, a day before the attack, they undertook a reconnaissance trip to Salisbury before returning to London.
On Sunday, they took another train to Salisbury and it is believed that they stained the novichok at Mr. Skripal's door. That afternoon they returned to London and flew from Heathrow hours after the Skripals were collapsed in a park.
Friday, March 2: 15:00: The suspects arrive at Gatwick airport, flying from Moscow on the SU2588 flight from Aeroflot.
The CCTV images from 3 p. M. On Friday, March 2 they show Petrov (left) and Boshirov (right) arriving at Gatwick airport on a flight from Moscow
Friday, March 2 at 5.40 p.m.: After traveling to London by train, the pair arrives at Victoria station.
18:00: They traveled to Waterloo station, where they were seen between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
7pm: The pair then traveled to the City Stay Hotel in Bow Road, East London, where they stayed the night of Friday, March 2.
Saturday, March 3: 11:00 am: They left the hotel and took the subway to Waterloo station, arriving at approximately 11.45 a. M.
The two spies were photographed in Salisbury the day before the attack, when they undertook a reconnaissance trip.
2.25 p.m. After taking a train to Salisbury from Waterloo, they arrive at the city of the cathedral, the day before the attack.
4.10 p.m.: After carrying out what the police believe was an acknowledgment of the Salisbury area, they leave the city and return to London.
8.05 p.m.: They return to their hotel in Bow and stay there at night.
Sunday, March 4: 8am: They made the same trip from the hotel, once again using the subway from Bow station to Waterloo before continuing their train journey to Salisbury. CCTV then showed them in the vicinity of Mr. Skripal's house and the police believed they contaminated the front door with novichok.
The couple is depicted at the Salisbury train station on the morning of the day when the Skripals were poisoned
The couple is represented on Wilton Road, Salisbury, shortly before noon on March 4, the day the skripals were poisoned with novichok.
The pair was seen on Fisherton Road in Salisbury on March 4, shortly after 1 pm, around the time it is believed that the nerve agent has been stained at the entrance door of their target.
As they walk through Salisbury on the day of the attack, they are seen on CCTV on Fisherton Road shortly after 1 p.m.
The couple was seen at the Salisbury train station shortly before 2 p.m. M. March 4. It is believed that this was after they left the novichok at the door.
4.45 p.m .: Upon arriving at Waterloo station, he returned after an hour and a half trip from Salisbury.
6.30 p.m. They boarded the London Underground to London Heathrow Airport.
10:30 pm: They fly from London, returning to Moscow on the SU2585 flight from Aeroflot.
The two men were seen passing through security at Heathrow on their way back to Russia at 7.30pm, only hours after the Skripals were found collapsed in the park at Salisbury
Biometric data is required from Russians seeking British visas, which means that the anti-terrorist police could have their fingerprints and genuine iris data.
But there are fears that the couple can avoid justice, but simply stay in Russia for the rest of their lives, as the alleged killers of Alexander Litvinenko, who was poisoned with radioactive polonium in 2006.
The charge d'affaires of the Russian embassy in London was summoned today to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a reprimand by an official, since Ambassador Alexander Yakovenko is not currently in the country.
The official spokesman of the Prime Minister said: "He was informed of the charges we have brought against two Russian citizens, the fact that they were GRU officers and our determination that they should be brought to justice.
"We also made it clear that the UK expects the Russian state to respond for the outrageous and outrageous actions of the GRU and that the UK expects Russia to provide a full account of its chemical weapons program to the OPCW."
Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a novichok in Salisbury in an attack that the United Kingdom blamed on Russia
The mother of three Dawn Sturgess died and her partner Charlie Rowley fell ill after they came in contact with Novichok. It is believed that they found a bottle used to store the chemical
Why Russia will not extradite the suspects?
The British authorities said today that they would not request the extradition of the suspects, since any request would be rejected by the Putin regime.
The Russian constitution prohibits the extradition of Russian citizens to another state.
A European arrest warrant (EAW) has been obtained, which means that if a man travels to a country covered by the plan, he will be arrested.
The police investigating the Salisbury poisoning is also trying to circulate the "red warnings" of Interpol.
The potential for a standstill echoes the aftermath of the assassination of Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko in London in 2006.
In that case, two men were identified as suspects but were never handed over to Britain.
Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with the military-grade chemical weapon in Salisbury in March.
Police officer Sergeant Nick Bailey was also poisoned when he attended the suburban home of the retired spy. Like the Skripals, he recovered after receiving treatment to save lives in the city hospital.
But in June, the mother of three of Dawn Sturgess died and her partner Charlie Rowley was hospitalized after they fell ill at his home in nearby Amesbury.
Police have now released an image of the perfume bottle used by would-be assassins to transport the novichok. Mrs. Sturgess found the bottle and put the substance on her wrists.
Today's announcement refers to the initial attack, but Mr. Basu confirmed that the agents linked the attack to the Skripals with events in Amesbury less than four months later, in which Dawn Sturgess, 44, and his partner Charlie Rowley , 48, were exposed to the same nerve agent
Scotland Yard's anti-terrorist commissioner, Neil Basu, said: "Today is the most significant moment so far in what has been one of the most complex and intense investigations we have carried out in the fight against terrorism: the accusation against two suspects, both Russian citizens, in connection with the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal.
Mr. Basu added: "We do not believe that Dawn and Charlie were deliberately attacked, but that they became victims as a result of the imprudence with which such a toxic nerve agent was eliminated.
"We know that Novichok was applied to Skrippals' front door in an area accessible to the public, which also endangered the lives of members of the public and emergency services."
The Skripals were found collapsed on a park bench in Salisbury in March, sparking a major investigation involving anti-terrorist police, military and chemical weapons experts.
The most important police commissioner in Great Britain, Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick, added: "We remain absolutely determined to identify and bring proceedings in the courts of the United Kingdom of the people responsible for these attacks and we will do everything possible to ensure that victims receive justice, their families. & # 39;
The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed yesterday that the toxic chemical that killed Dawn Sturgess was the same nerve agent that poisoned the Skripals three months earlier.
The OPCW said that it was not possible to conclude whether the nerve agent used in the two incidents was from the same lot.
The Russian state has previously denied participation. His embassy in London yesterday demanded access to the Skripals.
A statement issued by the Russian Embassy on Tuesday said the circumstances of the March attack were "dark" and accused the British authorities of keeping the Skripals in isolation since their release from the hospital.
He said: "They remain out of reach of the public in an unknown place, without being able to communicate freely with their relatives, friends, journalists or Russian officials, deprived of the freedom of movement".
Ms. Sturgess's previous home in Salisbury was closed by police in July, since her death meant that the investigation turned into a murder investigation.
It is believed that Novichok was stained on the knob of the front door of the Salisbury house of Mr. Skripal.
"We are open to business as usual": £ 48 per night in a hotel in East London where Salisbury & # 39; assassins & # 39; They left traces of Novichok six months ago to issue security to customers after the police urge previous guests to contact
The Metropolitan Police confirmed today that "low" levels of novichok were found at the two-star hotel £ 48 per night in May during part of their investigations
A cheap hotel used by the two Salisbury poisoning suspects today insisted that they are "open to the public" & # 39; after traces of novichok nerve agent were discovered in a room.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov stayed at the City Stay Hotel in Bow, East London, before carrying out the attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.
The Metropolitan Police confirmed today that "low" levels of novichok were found at the two-star hotel £ 48 per night in May during part of their investigations.
In a statement issued today by the Metropolitan Police, he said that we're fully supporting the police investigation & # 39; and said they're open for business as usual & # 39;
The assistant commissioner, Neil Basu, insisted that there was no threat to public health, but asked anyone who stayed there between 4 March and 4 May to contact the police.
He added: "We are sure that the police and Public Health England have confirmed very clearly that there is no risk to the health of our guests or our staff.
"We are receiving a lot of attention from the media, and we kindly ask you to allow our staff and guests to take care of your affairs without restrictions."
In a timeline published today by the police, Petrov and Boshirov traveled to London on March 2 after landing in Gatwick, heading to the hotel in Bow.
They stayed there for two nights and then went to Salisbury for a reconnaissance before returning to the City Stay Hotel for the night.
The hotel, on Bow Road, in East London, is located next to a train station. It is where the two Russian suspects stayed during their time in the United Kingdom
The next day, the suspects traveled to Salisbury again, which is when they spotted a novichok at the Skripal gate.
Mr. Basu said today: "Two swabs showed novichok contamination at levels lower than those that would cause concern for public health.
"The decision was taken to take more samples from the room as a precautionary measure, even in the same areas originally evaluated, and all the results yielded negative results.
"We believe that the first process of taking swabs eliminated the contamination, so low were the traces of novichok in the room After these tests, the experts considered that the room was safe and that it did not represent any risk to the public".
One of the rooms at £ 48 per night City Stay Hotel in Bow, east of London, where novichok killers stayed in the United Kingdom
The hotel lobby, with table and chairs and a television on the wall
Basu said there have been no reports of sick people who stayed at the hotel between March 4 and May 4.
Mr. Basu added: "It is likely, given what we have learned from this research, that anyone exposed to novichock will experience symptoms within 12 hours of exposure.
"The levels of novichok that we found in the room at the time of the police sampling in May were such that they were not enough to cause health effects in the short or long term to any person exposed to it, at that time or later.
"We will continue to work closely with Public Health England as new information comes to light.
"Le pedimos a cualquier persona que se haya alojado en el hotel entre el 4 de marzo y el 4 de mayo que llame al 0800 789 321 o envíe un correo electrónico a Salisbury2018@met.police.uk. El personal de PHE estará a su disposición para dar consejos y garantías ".
Una de las habitaciones dobles dentro del hotel. Mira por encima de una línea de ferrocarril, tiene colillas de cigarrillos descartadas en su puerta y pintadas en el frente
Hoy, los oficiales de policía vigilaron la entrada y el personal se negó a hacer comentarios.
El hotel, que parece una línea de ferrocarril, ha tirado colillas de cigarrillos en la puerta y grafitis dibujados en el frente.
Barras de metal negro se colocan sobre las ventanas y la hierba se ha cubierto en el lado del hotel. Aunque no hay CCTV externo, hay una cámara en el vestíbulo delantero.
Un huésped del hotel, el comandante retirado del ejército Khalid de Bangladesh, dijo que estaba pagando £ 258 por cinco noches.
Él dijo: 'La policía está adentro. Estoy en la habitación 6 y están cerca de mi habitación fuera de las habitaciones 7, 8 y 9.
"No sabía lo que sucedió hasta ahora, pero estoy seguro de que la policía ha vuelto a hacer la seguridad del hotel para que los huéspedes se queden".
Revelado: Cómo los 'asesinos' falsificaron una botella de perfume de Nina Ricci llena de agentes tóxicos tóxicos y luego 'la tiraron imprudentemente', llevando a la muerte de una mujer británica
Los agentes rusos sospechosos de llevar a cabo el ataque Novichok utilizaron un recipiente de vidrio hecho para parecerse a una botella de perfume.
Charlie Rowley, de 48 años, dijo a la policía que encontró una caja que creía que contenía perfume en una papelera de caridad el miércoles 27 de junio.
La caja y la botella fueron etiquetadas como Premier Jour por Nina Ricci, pero Scotland Yard confirmó que eran falsificaciones y que habían sido especialmente adaptadas.
Dentro de la caja había una botella y un aplicador, y la policía dijo que Rowley trató de juntar las dos partes en su domicilio de Amesbury el sábado 30 de junio. Al hacerlo, obtuvo algunos de los contenidos sobre sí mismo.
Dijo que su compañera, Dawn Sturgess, de 44 años, había aplicado parte de la sustancia a sus muñecas antes de sentirse mal.
Después de que él le dijo a la policía dónde encontró la caja, se colocaron cordones y se sacaron dos contenedores detrás de las tiendas en Catherine Street, Salisbury.
Previamente, durante un registro de la casa del Sr. Rowley en Muggleton Road, Amesbury, el 10 de julio, una pequeña caja etiquetada como Nina Ricci Premier Jour fue recuperada de una bolsa de basura en la cocina.
It is believed that the deadly chemical weapon was smuggled by Britain disguised as perfume in this box
El 11 de julio, se encontró una pequeña botella de vidrio con una boquilla modificada en la encimera de la cocina.
Las pruebas realizadas en el Laboratorio de Ciencia y Tecnología de Defensa del Gobierno establecieron que la botella contenía una "cantidad significativa de novichok", dijo Scotland Yard.
The novichok container was designed to look like a bottle of Premier Jour by Nina Ricci. Stock Photo
Ms Sturgess died in hospital in July, just over a week after she and Mr Rowley fell ill.
Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said the manner in which the bottle and packaging was adapted made it a 'perfect cover' for smuggling the weapon into the country.
He added: 'We have carried out numerous inquiries in relation to the bottle and are now able to release an image of it with the nozzle attached.
'We are also releasing an image of the box that the bottle and nozzle were in.
'We have spoken to Nina Ricci and undertaken further inquiries. Nina Ricci and our inquiries have confirmed that it is not a genuine Nina Ricci perfume bottle, box or nozzle.
'It is in fact a counterfeit box, bottle and nozzle that have been especially adapted.
'I'd like to reassure anyone who has bought Nina Ricci perfume from a legitimate source that they should not be concerned. It is safe.
'We cannot account for the whereabouts of the bottle, nozzle or box between the attack on the Skripals on March 4 and when Charlie Rowley said he found it on Wednesday June 27.'
Who are the GRU and how was double agent Sergei Skripal involved with them?
The GRU – an acronym for Glavnoye razvedyvatel'noye upravleniye or Main Intelligence Directorate – was founded in 1918 after Lenin's Bolshevik Revolution.
Lenin insisted on its independence from other secret services and the GRU was seen as a rival by other Soviet secret services, such as the KGB.
According to Yuri Shvets, a former KGB agent, the GRU officers were referred to as "hard" but unsophisticated boots.
"The GRU took its officers out of the trenches," he said, while the KGB chose its agents from the best universities in the USSR.
The GRU headquarters in Moscow. The agency's operatives were originally seen as rougher and less sophisticated than their KGB counterparts, according to former agents
The GRU would train agents and then send them to represent the Soviet Union abroad as military attaches in foreign embassies, according to historian John Barron.
But once he is a member of the GRU, it is believed that it is exceptionally difficult to leave. And those who do it to join foreign agencies were savagely punished.
A younger Sergei Skripal. He went on to unmask dozens of secret agents and feed information to MI6
Viktor Suvorov, a GRU officer who defected to Britain in 1978, said the new recruits were shown a video of a traitor from the agency who was burned alive in a furnace as a warning.
Unlike the KGB, the GRU did not split when the Soviet Union collapsed in 1991.
It has a special status and answers directly to the chief of the general staff, one of the three people who control Russia's portable nuclear control system.
GRU chiefs are reportedly picked by Putin himself.
The GRU is now considered Russia's largest foreign intelligence service, according to Reuters, dwarfing Moscow's better-known Foreign Intelligence Service (SVR), which is the successor to the KGB's First Chief Directorate.
Sergei Skripal, a former colonel at GRU, was considered by the Kremlin to be one of the most damaging spies of his generation.
He was responsible for unmasking dozens of secret agents that threatened Western interests operating undercover in Europe.
Col Skripal, 66, allegedly received £ 78,000 in exchange for taking big risks to pass classified information to MI6.
In 2006, he was sentenced to 13 years in a Russian labor camp after being convicted of passing invaluable Russian secrets to the United Kingdom.
An important source in Moscow said at the time: & # 39; This man is a great hero for MI6 & # 39;
He was sentenced to 13 years in a Russian labour camp when he was convicted of passing secrets to Britain
After being convicted of "high treason in the form of espionage" by the Moscow military court, Col Skripal was stripped of his rank, medals and state awards.
The Russian security service, the FSB, accused him of having started working for the British secret services while serving in the army in the 1990s.
GRU, one of whose divisions has an emblem featuring a bat, was founded after the Russian Revolution
He passed information classified as state secrets and MI6 paid him for the work, the FSB said.
Col Skripal pleaded guilty in the trial and cooperated with the investigators, reports reported at the time. He admitted his activities and gave a complete account of his espionage, which led to a reduced sentence.
In July 2010, he was pardoned by then Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and was one of four spies exchanged by ten Russian agents deported from the US. UU En un intercambio histórico que involucró a la pelirroja 'femme fatale' Anna Chapman
After the exchange at the Vienna airport, Col Skripal was one of the two spies who arrived in Britain and has maintained a low profile for the past eight years.
The former spy was living in one direction in Salisbury, Wiltshire, when suspicion of poisoning took place in the center of the city.
Russia says names of novichok poisoning suspects 'mean nothing' to them as it continues to deny links to attempted assassination of former spy – despite 'killers' flying in from Moscow
Russia said Wednesday it did not know the names of two Russians Britain has blamed for a nerve agent attack on a former spy and accused London of manipulating information.
'The names published by the media, like their photographs, mean nothing to us,' foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said.
'We once again call on the British side to switch from public accusations and manipulating information to practical cooperation through law enforcement agencies,' Zakharova said in televised remarks.
Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has said the names of the suspects mean nothing to Russia. Vladimir Putin previously claimed he had never heard of Sergei Skripal before the attack took place
Russia's permanent representative at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, Alexander Shulgin, called the UK statement a 'provocation'.
'Right from the start we said that Russia has nothing to do with what happened in Salisbury,' Shulgin told Russian state television.
The Russian Foreign Office meanwhile tweeted the clip of the PM jerkily dancing in Africa last week sliced with a video of their press chief Maria Zakharova and her rhythmic moves.
Mr Putin's foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov told reporters in Moscow that the names of the two Russian men suspected in the poisoning 'do not mean anything to me'.
Mr Ushakov pointed to the fact that British authorities mentioned that they think the men's names are aliases, and wondered 'why this has been done and what kind of a message' Britain is trying to send to the Russian government.
The UK's Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said it would not apply for their extradition but it added that it obtained a European arrest warrant for the two men.
A timeline of the key developments in the Salisbury poisoning case
2010 – Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer imprisoned for spying for Britain, is released and transferred to the United Kingdom as part of an exchange with Russian agents trapped in the United States. Se establece en Salisbury.
March 3, 2018 – Yulia Skripal arrives at Heathrow airport from Russia to visit her father in England.
March 4, 9.15am – The burgundy BMW of Sergei Skripal is seen in the suburbs of Salisbury, near a cemetery, where his wife and son are commemorated.
March 4, 1.30 p.m. – The BMW is seen driving towards the center of Salisbury.
March 4, 1.40 p.m. – El BMW está estacionado en un lote en el centro de Salisbury.
A police officer stands guard outside the Zizzi restaurant where Sergei and Yulia had lunch before collapsing in a nearby park
March 4, afternoon – Sergei y Yulia Skripal visitan el pub Bishops Mill.
4 de marzo, 2.20 p.m. to 3.35 p.m. – Sergei and Yulia Skripal have lunch at the Zizzi restaurant.
March 4, 4.15 p.m. – Emergency services are called by a passer-by concerned about a man and a woman in Salisbury city centre.
The officers find the Skripals unconscious in a bank. They are taken to Salisbury District Hospital, where they remain in critical condition.
March 5, morning – Police say that two people in Salisbury are being treated for suspected exposure to an unknown substance.
Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was one of the first police officers on the scene and he himself was hospitalized
March 5, afternoon – The Wiltshire police, together with Public Health England, declare an "important incident"
March 7 – Police announce that the Skripals were likely poisoned with a nerve agent in a targeted murder attempt.
They disclose that a police officer who responded to the incident is in serious condition in a hospital.
March 8 – Home Secretary Amber Rudd describes the use of a nerve agent on UK soil was a 'brazen and reckless act' of attempted murder
9 de marzo – Alrededor de 180 soldados entrenados en guerra química y descontaminación son desplegados en Salisbury para ayudar con la investigación policial.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said Moscow may be willing to help with the investigation, but expresses resentment at suggestions that the Kremlin was behind the attack.
March 11th – Los funcionarios de salud pública les dicen a las personas que visitaron el restaurante Zizzi o el pub Bishops Mill en Salisbury el día del ataque o al día siguiente que se laven la ropa como medida de precaución.
March 12, morning– Prime Minister Theresa May tells the House of Commons that the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok, a military-grade nerve agent developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
12 de marzo, tarde – Public Health England asks everyone who visited downtown Salisbury on the day of the attack to wash all their clothes and belongings.
Officers dressed in chemical protective suits secure the forensic shop on the bench where Sergei and Yulia became ill
Marzo 14 – The prime minister announces the expulsion of 23 alleged Russian spies from the United Kingdom embassy in the country.
March 22 – Nick Bailey, the police officer injured in the attack, is released from hospital.
March 26 – Estados Unidos y otros 22 países se unieron a Gran Bretaña para expulsar a decenas de espías rusos de capitales de todo el mundo.
March 29 – Doctors say that Yulia Skripal is "rapidly improving" in the hospital.
April 3 – El jefe del laboratorio de defensa de Porton Down dijo que no podía verificar la "fuente precisa" del agente nervioso.
April 5, morning – La prima de Yulia Skripal, Viktoria, dice que ha recibido una llamada de Yulia diciendo que planea irse del hospital pronto.
Dawn Sturgess died in hospital on July 8
April 5, afternoon – A statement on behalf of Yulia is released by Metropolitan Police, in which she says her strength is 'growing daily' and that 'daddy is fine'.
9 de abril – La Sra. Skripal es dada de alta del hospital y trasladada a un lugar seguro.
18 de mayo – Sergei Skripal is released from hospital 11 weeks after he was poisoned.
June 30th – Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley get sick on a property in Amesbury, which is eight miles from Salisbury, and they are rushed to the hospital.
July 4th – La policía declara un incidente importante después de que la Sra. Sturgess y el Sr. Rowley están expuestos a una "sustancia desconocida", que luego se reveló como Novichok.
July 5 – Sajid Javid demands an explanation over the two poisonings as he accuses the Russian state of using Britain as a 'dumping ground for poison'.
July 8 – Mother-of-three Dawn Sturgess, 44, dies in hospital due to coming into contact with Novichok.
July 10 – El Sr. Rowley recupera la conciencia en el hospital, y más tarde le dice a su hermano que Dawn había rociado el Novichok en sus muñecas.
July 19 – It is believed that the police identified the perpetrators of the attack.
August 20 – Charlie Rowley is rushed to hospital as he starts to lose his site, but doctors can't confirm whether it has anything to do with the poisoning.
August 26 – Charlie Rowley entered the intensive care unit with meningitis
August 28 – The police call the "super recognitions" to arrest the poisoners
4th of September – Charlie Rowley's brother says he has 'lost all hope' and doesn't have long to live.
Independent investigators, the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, confirm the toxic chemical that killed Ms Sturgess was the same nerve agent as that which poisoned the Skripals.
September 5 – Scotland Yard and CPS announce enough evidence to charge Russian nationals Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov for conspiracy to murder over Salisbury nerve agent attack.