Former KGB agent Boris Karpichkov said about threats in his address, which he received a month before the poisoning of the former GRU colonel of Russia, Sergei Skripal. This is reported by Radio Liberty.
According to Karpichkov, he was informed that he and Skripal would become targets.
A former KGB officer noted that he received information from a reliable source in the Russian secret services, but did not consider the threats serious, as he had received them before. Karpichkov stressed that he was not acquainted with the Skripal. He believes Russian special services are responsible for his poisoning.
In an interview with the New Zealand Herald, Karpichkov described the attack on him in New Zealand. The incident occurred in 2007. Then the unknown threw powder in the face of Karpichkov. According to Karpichkov, after that he felt unwell. Later, the doctor diagnosed flu. Karpichkov claims that later his hair fell out and he lost 30 kilograms.
The New Zealand police began investigating. They confirmed that from 2006 to 2007 Karpichkov, indeed, was in the country. Karpichkov was a Russian spy in Latvia. In 1995, he began to transmit information to the Latvian authorities. In 1998, a former KGB officer was busted and he fled to London. According to Karpichkov, in 2006 he was threatened and he went to New Zealand.
As it was reported earlier Theresa May, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said that Russia is likely to be involved in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer. She said that in the Parliament. According to her, Skripal was poisoned by a military neuroparalytic substance, made by Russia. She believes that it was either Russia’s direct action or Moscow lost grip of its chemical weapon.
May said, that Boris Johnson, Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, on March 12 called Russian ambassador for an explanation of how the substance appeared in Salisbury and was used against former Russian military intelligence officer. London expects Russia’s respond till the evening of March 13.