Skripals might be dead, - Russia's Embassy to UK

Source : 112 Ukraine

The diplomatic mission informed that ex-GRU officer and his daughter, poisoned earlier in the British Salisbury, might be in isolation
10:56, 21 February 2019


Former Russian spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yuliya might be dead, as the press office of Russia’s Embassy to the UK reported.

“Contrary to the rules of the international law and bilateral consular convention of 1965, the representatives of the Embassy did not get access to the Russian citizens. Therefore, we cannot state that Sergey and Yuliya Skripal are alive,” the message says.

The representatives of the establishment added that nobody saw Skripal since March 4 last year. Yuliya gave a video message in May, 2018.'

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“All this testifies that our citizens are at least kept in isolation,” the Russian diplomatic mission informed.

Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury in March 2018. Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, produced in Russia. 

Reportedly, 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. 

Related: Skripal case: Bellingcat reveals name of third suspect, GRU officer

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

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

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