Vladimir Putin signed a presidential decree making information about freelance agents who carry out work for Russia’s foreign intelligence agencies a state secret two days before Russian secret service officers were accused of carrying out the Skripal attack in Salisbury. Photo: Bloomberg

Vladimir Putin intervened to keep information on ‘freelance spies’ secret just days before Novichok attack in Britain

British PM said Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the two men named by Scotland Yard as suspects in the nerve agent attack, worked for the Russian military intelligence service, known as the GRU

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Vladimir Putin signed a presidential decree making information about freelance agents who carry out work for Russia’s foreign intelligence agencies a state secret two days before Russian secret service officers were accused of carrying out the Skripal attack in Salisbury. Photo: Bloomberg
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