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Report: Poison suspects had followed spy to Czech Republic

AP  |  Prague 

The Czech public radio has reported that the two suspects in the poisoning of a Russian ex-in England had already been following their victim when all three were in the in 2014.

Citing unnamed domestic intelligence authorities, the broadcaster says visited the country in October 2014 to help the Czechs uncover Russian spies.

The authorities believed that the suspects, who were using their cover names and Ruslan Borishov, were secretly following Skripal at that time.

say the two suspects were agents from Russian military intelligence unit GRU, and that they used a Soviet-made to poison Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury on March 4. denies wrongdoing. The Czech counterintelligence agency declined to comment.

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 17:40 IST