The British police and investigative agencies have identified key suspects in the attempted murder of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. This was reported by The Telegraph with reference to informed sources.
According to the newspaper, the suspects have already returned to Russia, other information about them is not disclosed. The investigation may take several more months, but the investigation succeeded in making a breakthrough by identifying key suspects. This was done after searching the lists of air passengers both in the UK and abroad. In addition, the police studied the cadres of video surveillance and the numbers of cars that got into the cells.
The publication noted that the police could face a “diplomatic wall” in an attempt to interrogate suspects or to start a case against them. Any British demands to provide access to them will exacerbate tensions in relations with Russia, writes The Telegraph.
On March 4, Sergei and Julia Skripali were hospitalized unconscious due to poisoning with the substance of the class “Novice”. On April 10, Julia was discharged from the hospital and transported to a “safe place”. Sergei Skripal came to consciousness on April 7, but his discharge from the hospital were reported.
The British authorities have blamed the poisoning of the Violins on Russia, Moscow denies its involvement. By the end of March, more than 25 countries supported the UK version and sent a number of Russian diplomats as a sign of solidarity – a total of more than 140 embassy staff.