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Russia’s FSB detains suspect in leaking of information about Petrov, Boshirov, - source

The law enforcers held more than 60 searches
17:47, 30 October 2018

Russia Today

The FSB of Russia has found a suspect in the sale of the information from the private database on the departures from Russia of GRU officers Anatoly Chepiga (Ruslan Boshirov) and Aleksandr Mishkin (Aleksandr Petrov) as Rosbalt reported citing the sources.

However, officially the detentions took place in the cases not connected with these persons. According to the source, the law enforcers held more than 60 searches.

“Firstly they came to the private investigators and so-called “verifiers”, those who were spotted at the trade of the information from the private databases. All these took place following the same manner: a search took place early in the morning then the detention. However, almost anybody was arrested; they constrained with the signed undertaking not to leave place of residence. A lot of the criminal cases due to the illegal getting and disclosure of the data which is commercial, fiscal or bank secrecy, abuse of authority by a private investigator, violation of the inviolability of private life were opened. According to my information, a worker of the border service in Northwest Region and a worker of one of the departments of the Federal Tax Service were detained right at their working places. The first one supposedly sold the information about the movement of Petrov, Boshirov and number of other people abroad,” the source claimed.

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However, according to him, all criminal cases officially not connected with Petrov and Boshirov.

“The issue in them is about the leaking of the information and it is obvious that the “verifiers” provided the closed data about a lot of people. But, everybody, of course, understood the reason for such events.”

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Also, the source supposed the use of the leakage by the Ukrainian special services.

“There were some serious incidents when such data was used by the representatives of the criminal world and foreign special services, including the Ukrainian. Suffice it to say the list of “Myrotvorets” website, which contains the personal data of people. Very serious measures will be assumed against people who allowed the leakage,” he noted.

The Crown Prosecution Service of the U.K. called the names of the suspects in the poisoning of the ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia as Evening Standard reported. The police suspected Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, accused of the conspiracy with the aim to kill Sergey Skripal, attempted murder of the ex-intelligence agent, Yulia Skripal and Nick Bailey, in use and possession of “Novichok” against the chemical weapons act, infliction of the bodily harm. 

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Earlier the police of United Kingdom declare that they have identified perpetrators of the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury. 

As it was reported earlier, one of the suspects of poisoning Sergei Skripal in British Salisbury, Russian Ruslan Boshirov turned out to be Colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia Anatoliy Chepiga. 

Aleksandr Petrov, suspected of poisoning Sergei Skripal, is actually a military doctor of Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Aleksandr Mishkin.

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