Russian spy: WHAT IS Novichok and what does it do?

Investigators in protective clothing remove a van from an address in Winterslow near Salisbury, as police and members of the armed forces continue to investigate the suspected nerve agent attack on Russian double agent Sergei Skripa on March 12, 2018 Symbol copyright Getty Pictures Image caption Investigators working near Salisbury on Monday wore protecting clothing

A former Russian secret agent and his daughter were poisoned by means of an army-grade nerve agent referred to as Novichok, UK Prime Minister Theresa Would Possibly has said.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia remain critically ill after the tried murder in Salisbury on 4 March.

The chemical was known via mavens at the defence and technology laboratory at Porton Down.

So what can we find out about this army-grade nerve agent?

1) It was once developed within the Soviet Union

The title Novichok means “newcomer” in Russian, and applies to a group of advanced nerve sellers developed via the Soviet Union in the seventies and eighties.

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