Novichok poisonings: what is the GRU and how does it operate?

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The Salisbury attack has all the hallmarks of the audacious actions of Russia’s most secretive intelligence agency

Theresa May’s statement saying the UK believes the Russian military intelligence service was behind the Salisbury novichok poisoning shines a further unwelcome spotlight on the most secretive of all the country’s intelligence agencies.

A slow drip of information about operations by the Russian service, known as the GRU, in recent years – from hacking ahead of the US election to support for the Kremlin’s wars in Ukraine and Syria – has shown the wide reach of the agency.

Related: Visual guide: how the novichok suspects made their way to Salisbury

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