The Skripal poisoning: the Novichok agent


On the 4th of March 2018 the former Russian double spy, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, were poisoned with a nerve agent known as Novichok in the city of Salisbury, UK. The two Russian citizens were found collapsed on a park bench after having lunch in a restaurant close by. Both have successfully recovered from the attack.

This case study will touch key aspects of the Skripal poisoning, from how the chemical agent was allegedly dispersed to what the first response was, as well as what decontamination practices are been carried out. It must be noted, however, that the case is still open and a lot of speculations have been made. Months after the attempted assassination took place, very few details have been released from the investigations and many questions remain unanswered. Continue Reading…