The British government is going to the Russian request for the extradition of two Russians suspected of poisoning with the use of nerve agents "Beginner" in Salisbury, injuring the former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia.
Britain's domestic Press Association news agency reported last month that police had identified two Russian suspects in the Salisbury attack, but there has been no official confirmation of this.
The Times reports said that an extradition application would reignite a diplomatic row with the Russian government who have denied any state involvement in the novichok attack in Salisbury.
Diplomatic relations deteriorated in the wake of the Skripal case and could take a further downward turn if Russian Federation refuses to extradite the two people in question, a step it is unlikely to take.
The move is likely to continue the downward spiral of United Kingdom and Kremlin relations after a former Russian military intelligence colonel, Sergei Skripal, and his daughter, Yulia, were found unconscious in Salisbury from exposure to the Novichok nerve agent in March.
The statement denied an earlier report about the request by the Guardian.
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According to The Guardian, the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has prepared the papers required for the process and is ready to file.
And the query would worsen the diplomatic row between Britain and Russian Federation. She died eight days later, but he has since been released from the hospital. The UK said they were poisoned by a Soviet-designed nerve agent and blamed Moscow for the attack, but was unable to produce any proof to support its allegation.
Russian officials refused to hand over the men wanted for the murder of Alexander Litvinenko with a rare radioactive isotope in 2006.
Russian Federation retaliated by expelling an equal number of Western diplomats.
Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess were poisoned with the same substance.
Police have said they believe the two incidents are related, theorizing that perpetrators first smeared the Novichok on the door of Sergei Skripal's house and discarded the container, which Rowley later picked up and gave to Sturgess, who sprayed it on her wrists.