Russian authorities launch criminal cases over murder and attempted murder in UK
MOSCOW, March 16 (RAPSI) – The Investigative Committee of Russia has launched two criminal cases over notorious incidents involving Russian citizens that happened in Great Britain this month: the murder of Nikolay Glushkov in London and attempted murder of Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, the press-release of the Committee reads.
It is noted that investigators seek to use help of highly qualified experts and that they are ready to work with British authorities.
Nikolay Glushkov, the former deputy head of Aeroflot company, died on March 12. In 2010, he received political asylum in Great Britain where he lived ever since. In 2017, a court in Moscow sentenced him to eight years for embezzling the airline’s funds in 1990s.
On March 4, the former officer of Russian intelligence Sergey Skripal, who was found guilty of espionage in favor of the UK in 2006 and pardoned later, and his daughter Yulia were affected by a powerful nerve agent. Currently, both of them are in critical condition in a British hospital. Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May accused Russia of unlawful use of force in Great Britain. Russia denies the accusations.