The police and the intelligence community identified the prime suspects in the attempt to assassinate ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, as The Telegraph reported referring to the sources.
The Police Counter-Terrorism Unit is working on making the case around the suspects. The news agency informs that the exact names were determined after the analysis of the list of passengers of the flights arrived and departed from Britain.
Earlier, the OPCW confirmed the Britain’s conclusions that ex-GRU officer Sergei Skripal was poisoned with the nerve agent.
Ex-colonel of Russia’s GRU, Chief Intelligence Department, Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia, poisoned in the center of Salisbury town in the evening of March 4, are still struggling for life in the intensive care unit of the local hospital. The British special services suppose that the Skripals were poisoned by his ex-colleague Andrey Lugovoy, who acted on orders from Moscow.
Earlier, MI6, the British secret intelligence, recommended that former GRU colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia change identities and move the U.S. to avoid any new assassination attempts. This was decided after negotiations between MI6 and their counterpart from the CIA.