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Former Russian spy Skripal contacts Ukraine's Security Service

Skripal could consult Security Service of Ukraine about the actions of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate on the East of Ukraine
08:17, 4 October 2018

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Ex-officer of Russian Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned in British Salisbury, had contacts with the Ukrainian Security Service (SBU), as Mark Urban stated in his book The Skripal Files, as BBC reports.

The book comes out on October 4. Urban writes that, according to his information, ex-GRU colonel Skripal met with the Ukrainian intelligence officers. However, Skripal himself has never mentioned his links with SBU.

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“Maybe, Skripal was consulting SBU about the actions of the Russian GRU on the East of Ukraine,” the journalist supposed.

Earlier we also reported that Salisbury poisoning suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were previously arrested in the Netherlands. The Insider marked that the two visited the Netherlands in April 2016, exactly when the mentioned referendum took place.

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As we reported 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. The police suspect Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They are accused of the poisoning of Skripals, a police officer who participated in the investigation, and two U.K. citizens in Amesbury.

Later it was reported that there could be four more suspects in the Skripals case, apart from Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshyrov, whose names were revealed by the British counter-intelligence.

Related: "The Skripal Files" book released this week

As it was reported Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury. Later, Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, which is produced in Russia.

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