( CNN) British authorities think the nerve representative strike on a previous Russian spy and also his child was most likely executed by the exact same Russian armed forces knowledge solution implicated by the Justice Department Fridayof meddling in the 2016 basic political elections, TheNew York TimesreportedSunday

Britishauthorities are obtaining closer to recognizing those they think are in charge of both assaults, the previous American main informed the paper. But scientists have actually not eliminated the opportunity that an additional Russian knowledge firm or privatized offshoot could be in charge of the procedure, the paper reported.

Kremlinspokesperson Dmitry Peskov declined any type of participation by the GRU, the Times reported.