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Third Russian agent stays in UK after attack on Skripal

It is an officer under a false name Sergey Fedotov
09:47, 7 February 2019

BBC

The third Russian special services agent related to the Skripal’s case, stayed in the UK after the assassination attempt, as The Telegraph reported.

“The Russian military intelligence officer - using the false name Sergey Fedotov - traveled to the UK on the same day as two hitmen who carried out the attempted assassination of Sergei Skripal,” the message says.

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It was noted that Fedotov supposed to take the same plane with Petrov and Boshyrov, suspected of the Skripals' poisoning. But he canceled his registration before the flight.

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. 

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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. 

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. 

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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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