According to the newspaper The Telegraph, GRU has got under a sight of criticism of their colleagues from other departments.
The disclosure by the British party to the assassination of Sergey and Yulia Skripal has led to serious consequences for the Russian special services. First of all, the suspect, Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirova had to give an interview to RT as punishment for a failed operation. The number of mistakes agents named contact with surveillance cameras, public transport, and the neglect of the bottle of poison.
Representatives of British intelligence told The Telegraph that after the failure of the operations General Directorate of the General staff, better known under its old name, the GRU, was subjected to accusations by rival intelligence agencies.
About the Petrov and Bashirova also became known some new details. According to The Daily Mail, the Russians complained about the hotel City Stay Hotel in London, where they stayed. One of the witnesses stated that the alleged poisoners were brought to the room the prostitute, and from there came the sounds of “noisy sex”. In addition, the room smelled strongly of marijuana.
Themselves Petrov and Bocharov in an interview with RT has denied any involvement in the security services and called themselves businessmen, arrived in Salisbury to see the Cathedral.
Meanwhile, the Russian media continue to publish details that imply the involvement of Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov to Russian special services. In particular, the publication “the Project” reported that in his possession was a file from the information system “the Russian passport” data Bashirova. The documents are the notes about privacy, and the file of Alexander Petrov, told “echo” newspaper “Project” Maria Zholobova. According to her, according to the files of the passport Bashirova and Petrov gave in the same branch of the FMS.
There remains no doubt that the version put forward by Bocharovym and Petrov in a TV interview, is a lie — told in an interview to “echo,” political analyst Dmitry Oreshkin. In his opinion., it is likely that Petrov and Bashirov will disappear because they are under pressure, I can say that actually happened during their trip to the UK.
Meanwhile, the British press wrote that Britain will not be able to impose sanctions against Russia, associated with poisoning in Salisbury, to the exit from the EU. Newspapers refer to the corresponding statement of the Deputy interior Minister for security Affairs Ben Wallace. According to the publication the Telegraph, as long as UK is in the EU, it can not carry out sanctions without the approval of other members of the Union.
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