Suspect in Skripals case helped Ukraine’s Yanukovych escape in February 2014

Source : 112 Ukraine

Anatoliy Chepiga, the GRU agent, guarded Yanukovych in his residence, then escorted him to Crimea
16:33, 2 October 2018


Anatoliy Chepiga, the suspect in the Skripals poisoning case helped Ukraine’s former president Viktor Yanukovych flee the country in February 2014. Reporter Serhiy Kanyev investigated the ride of two Russian special agents to Salisbury.

According to the research, Chepiga known under his alias Ruslan Boshyrov led the special operation, during which the ex-Ukrainian leader escaped to Russia. According to Kanyev’s own sources, Chepiga and his men arrived in the presidential residence in Kyiv region in February 2014. He guarded Yanukovych, and then took him to Crimea. For this particular operation, Chepiga got the award from the hands of Russian president Putin.

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.

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 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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