Ex-spy Sergei Skripal assisted the intelligence of Spain within the past years and met with its officers in Spain, as The New York Times reported referring to the sources.
The news agency reports that the officer of the Spanish intelligence confirmed this information. His name was not mentioned. Moreover, the journalist and writer Fernando Rueda also confirmed this, he received the information from the sources in the country’s intelligence service.
According to the information, Skripal has met with people who worked in the intelligence service of Spain several times over past couples of years. The source in Spain informed that the ex-spy could provide the authorities with data about Russian organized criminal activity.
It is stressed that the British intelligence service recruited Skripal when he worked in Spain in the middle of 1990s.
“But he traveled to Prague in 2012, where he spent a boozy lunch with Czech intelligence officers. And he went to the Estonian capital, Tallinn, in 2016 to brief local spies. On each of the trips, which were organized and approved by the British foreign intelligence service, MI6, he shared insights into Russian spycraft and possibly contributed information that led to the expulsion of undercover operatives,” the news agency reads.
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.
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.