Tag: double agent
Lee left the Central Intelligence Agency in 2007 and moved to Hong Kong where he was approached by two Chinese intelligence officers in April 2010.
Britain blames Russia for the poisonings and identified the poison as Novichok, a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s.
Britain's security minister called on Russia to give details about the Novichok nerve agent attack on a former double agent and his daughter after two British citizens were poisoned with the same substance.
Yulia Skripal has been discharged from a British hospital, the BBC reported on Tuesday, just over a month after being poisoned with a nerve agent along with her father Sergei, a former Russian double agent.
This week's coordinated expulsions have echoed Britain's action in response to the March 4 attack on former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the English city of Salisbury.
Russian foreign ministry says this was a response to Britain's "provocative actions" and "baseless accusations over the incident in Salisbury on March 4".
Former Russian double agent Boris Karpichkov claims to have been poisoned when he was living in New Zealand.
Sergei Skripal is in a critical condition after suspected exposure to what police have called "an unknown substance".