Confirmed: Nerve Agent Used on Former Spy
On Thursday, experts confirmed that the poison used on Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4 was a nerve agent called Novichok. The Skripals were in Salisbury, England when they were poisoned, and while his daughter was released this month, Sergei is still in the hospital. Sergei is a former Russian double agent who worked for England, pointing towards Russia as the perpetrator of the attack. Russia has denied claims that it was involved. The nerve agent was identified by experts as having been developed in the Soviet Union, and this attack marks the first time since World War II that a nerve agent has been deployed in Europe. The event has deeply worsened ties between England and Russia, with both countries expelling diplomats in retribution.
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