MOSCOW (AP) — Russia’s top agency for major crimes says it has opened an investigation into the poisoning in Britain of the daughter of a former Russian double agent and the death of a Russian businessman whose body was found in London this week.
The Investigative Committee said Friday it was ready to work with British authorities in the cases of Yulia Skripal and Nikolai Glushkov. Skripal and her father Sergei, a British citizen, are in critical condition after being exposed March 4 to what British authorities say was a nerve agent.
Glushkov was found dead Monday and authorities have not stated a cause of death. But the Investigative Committee said it would probe the case as a murder.