Former colleagues of GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga confirmed that he is “Salisbury tourist” Ruslan Bashirov, one of the suspects in the assassination of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. They told about it in interview to “Novaya Gazeta”.
Interlocutors of the edition in the early 2000s, he served in 282 of the special squad, which is stationed in Matveevka, Khabarovsk suburb. It is in this part in August 2001, arrived for duty Lieutenant Chapiha, graduated from the far Eastern higher military command school (DOCU).
“Bocharov, who was talking Simonyan, is not Bashirov, and Anatoly Chapiha. Outwardly, he has changed, but the voice Bashirova is the voice of Toil”, — said the publication of one of the three former colleagues Chepiga in/h 20662.
Two other veterans of the 282-th special forces unit not sure of Bashirov and Chapiha is one and the same person. The publication notes that they have not seen the Chapiha since 2006, when he was transferred from Khabarovsk to Moscow.
“After graduation, the Chapiha was sent for duty in the headquarters of the 14th brigade of special forces in Ussuriysk. And in the brigade headquarters he received the instruction about the direction to Khabarovsk, in our unit, where he was appointed commander of a reconnaissance,” — said one of the interlocutors.
“He was some relative of a big shot in the administration of the Khabarovsk territory. He really went to bat for roofing, that he was sent to Khabarovsk. Chapiha was considered a “thug”, with him even commander Colonel Bernikov spoke politely pointed out,” – said one of the former colleagues Chepiga.
According to one of the graduates DOKU, a former colleague Chepiga on the force, Hero of Russia the Chapiha appropriated for the Crimea. “On the wall at a monument to Rokossovsky at the school engraved the names of the graduates receiving the title of Hero, there is Chapiha and Colonel Alexander Popov, a graduate of DOKU 1995. The chapiha and Popov the title of Hero of Russia was awarded one closed by presidential decree and it was for the Crimea. The priests then commanded a combined force of special forces, and Chapiha was then still a Lieutenant Colonel. Really, I can’t even imagine what exactly Chapiha was engaged in the Crimea”, – said the interlocutor of the newspaper.
According to sources, “New”, the military Academy of defense of Russia Anatoly Chapiha went after Crimea in the summer of 2014.
Earlier during the joint investigation, The Insider, and Bellingcat was able to establish the identity of “Ruslan Bashirov”, one of two military intelligence officers accused of poisoning Skrobala. He was a Colonel of the GRU and “Hero of Russia” Anatoly Chapiha.
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