Another GRU officer came to Salisbury to organize the poisoning Skrobala, reports The Telegraph. He helped plan the assassination before the Kingdom came direct perpetrators.
In case of poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was a third person involved. According to British newspaper The Telegraph on Thursday, September 27, before the assassination in the UK came another officer of the Main intelligence Directorate (GRU). The British intelligence services managed to establish his identity, however, the suspect’s name has not been disclosed. According to the publication, he explored and helped to plan the attempt.
Third, the defendant came to Salisbury before the other two participants in the crime brought a paralytic agent “Newcomer” to the UK.
September 26, Bellingcat and The Insider reported that the real name of one of the two suspects in the poisoning Skipala – Anatoly Chapiha. As they say in the investigation, he is a Colonel of the GRU. Previously, he was quoted in the media as “Ruslan Bashirov”.
Later, the journalists of the newspaper “Kommersant” visited his native village Chepiga. Sources in the village of Berezovka, Amur region recognized Bashirova Anatolia the Chapiha, whose family has long lived there. Real name of another alleged participant of the crime in the UK, Alexander Petrov, not yet published.
Russia paid a “very high diplomatic price,” the case Skrobala
Earlier on Thursday, 27 September, British foreign Secretary Jeremy hunt announced that he had a “Frank exchange of views” with his Russian counterpart Sergei Lavrov on the case of poisoning Skrobala. Hunt called unacceptable the fact that “Russia has ordered two GRU agents to use chemical weapons on British territory.”
Hunt added that if “the Kremlin on the sidelines thinking about whether there was a reasonable” this step with poisoning, then surely the “wonder” due to the reaction of the West. “They paid a very high diplomatic price,” – said hunt. The Minister warned the Russian authorities to continue current foreign policy: “They should understand that Russia will not feel peace if they behave like that.”
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