UK charges two Russians over Skripal Novichok nerve agent attack

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030522-N-3228G-001 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii (May 22, 2003) Ð Members of the 93rd Weapons of Mass Destruction Civil Support Team (WMD CST) scan a survey team member for nerve or blister agents with chemical detection equipment during a casualty evacuation drill. The drill was part of a weapons of mass destruction exercise held on Ford Island where the scenario was an aerial chemical attack by terrorists against Pearl Harbor ships. The WMD-CST is a active-duty Hawaii Army and Air National Guard unit composed of a command, operations, communications, administration, medical and survey teams. Within four hours of notification, WMD-CST can deploy to a suspected incident in support of a local Incident Commander to assess the situation, advise civilian authorities on appropriate action, and facilitate request for assistance to expedite arrival of additional state and federal assets to help save lives, prevent human suffering and mitigate great property damage during a crisis. U.S. Navy photo by PhotographerÕs Mate 1st Class William R. Goodwin. (RELEASED)

British prosecutors have charged two Russian men for a nerve agent attack on a former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury earlier this year.

A European arrest warrant was issued on Wednesday for the Russian nationals, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the prosecutors said, charging the two of conspiracy to murder, attempted murder and use of the nerve agent Novichok. Continue Reading…