Novichok is a 'dangerous and sophisticated' Soviet-era nerve agent — here's how it works and why it's so lethal
Tuesday, 13 March 2018 () · *Chemical weapons called nerve agents were likely used in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy, and his daughter Yulia.*
· *UK authorities identified the nerve agent as a Novichok, a class of chemicals that means "newcomer" in Russian.*
· *Novichok nerve agents were developed by the Soviet Union and...
The Novichok nerve agent has everyone worried, but just how dangerous is it? One of its developers is Russian scientist Vil Mirzayanov, now living in Princeton, and he warns it is appalling. "It is the same as nerve gas but ten times, at least ten times more powerful. There's no cure. It's very nasty...
It was time to say goodbye on Tuesday for 23 Russian diplomats and their families, expelled from Britian over the nerve agent attack in Salisbury. After a fond farewell from colleagues, buses with.. Source: Euronews English -
The Kremlin is pushing back on UK accusations it attacked a spy with a nerve agent. Russian officials have spun out numerous alternative theories that could lead to the real culprits. Russia's EU.. Source: Wochit News -
British authorities say they've recovered a car in connection with the novichok nerve toxin attack on a former Russian spy earlier this month. Earlier media reports suggested that the poison may have.. Source: Euronews English -
The UK has won fresh support from the EU and NATO over the poisoning on its soil of a former Russian spy. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson discussed the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his.. Source: Euronews English -
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Sunday sloughed off the notion that Russia was behind the poisoning of a former Russian spy and his daughter. He said "any sensible person would understand that this.. Source: Wochit News -
According to the BBC, Russian ambassador to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov made a claim about the nerve agent used in the poisoning of 66-year-old former Russian spy-turned-double-agent Sergei.. Source: Wochit -
According to a report by NBC News, Britain's foreign minister claimed that there is evidence that Russia has been stockpiling a nerve agent in violation of international law, and a Russian envoy.. Source: Wochit News -
Russia's ambassador to the EU has suggested the nerve agent that poisoned an ex-spy and his daughter in a sleepy English city may have come from a lab in the UK. "When you have a nerve agent or.. Source: Euronews English -