Investigative website Bellingcat named the second suspect in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal as Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin who was charged by Britain last month under the name of Alexander Petrov.
The Netherlands expelled four "Russian agents" after the attempt and said the operation was carried out by Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, officials said.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the UK accuse of trying to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal with a nerve agent in Salisbury, appeared on Russian television, saying they were in the English town as tourists.
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, two suspected members of Russian military intelligence, are accused of trying to kill former Russian spy Skripal and his daughter with the Novichok nerve agent in March.
Sergei Skripal, a former colonel in Russian military intelligence who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain's MI6 foreign spy service, and his daughter Yulia, were found unconscious on a public bench in the southern city of Salisbury on March 4.
A US State Department official said the action is aimed at punishing Russian government for having “used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law.”
Dawn Sturgess, 44, was exposed to the nerve agent, the same substance used to poison former Russian spy and his daughter in March. Meanwhile, Russia says presence of poisonous substance "danger not only for the British, but for other Europeans."
A British woman and man were hospitalised after being found unwell on Saturday near Salisbury where a former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter were attacked in March.
The UK is now examining some 700 visas issued to Russians after the poisoning of the former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter
The daughter of ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal, has appeared on camera since the pair were found slumped on a bench in Salisbury, UK. The incident is being treated as a suspected Russian chemical attack.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious following an alleged nerve agent attack in Salisbury in UK in March. Britain blamed Russia for the attack. Moscow retaliated in kind.
Striking the Syrian regime for the chemical attack in Douma has come too little, too late, and is not likely to deter the Assad regime or Russia. Worse still, a Trump-Bolton White House inspires little confidence in any large scale US intervention.
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