British police published a photo of a suspect suspected of involvement in the poisoning of former Colonel GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, reported The Mirror, referring to The Sunday People. According to the agent-defector, the former FSB major Boris Karpichkov, to this may be involved a former FSB officer with the call sign “Gordon”.
The photo, published by The Mirror, shows “Gordon”, the source of the photo is not specified. A man’s face is smeared and his eyes are closed, because of what he can not be recognized.
Karpichkov said that one of the fictional names of Gordon “Mikhail Savitskis, he allegedly mentioned the police during the interrogation. According to Karpichkov, he “understood that Gordon was a murderer”, but did not specify how he came to this conclusion.
Gordon was a subordinate of Karpichkov in the early 1990s. He held the post of captain of the KGB, later became a major FSB. Now he is in active reserve. According to Karpichkov, Gordon was an “intelligent, educated, ambitious, ruthless man” who could quickly gain the confidence of strangers. He noted that at least one murder was on Kaprichkov’s account – in the 1990s he shot and killed the leader of the Latvian criminal group.
As Kommersant noted , the name “Mikhails Savitskis” is similar to “Mikhail Savitsky”. This is the name of the deputy chief of the board of the FSB of Russia. He, among other things, dealt with explosions of houses in Moscow and Volgodonsk in 1999. Now he is engaged in the case of bribes in the management of the security of the Investigative Committee.
Earlier, The Telegraph newspaper, referring to sources, said that the suspects in the poisoning of the Violins had returned to Russia. The publication did not disclose other details.
Sergei and Julia Skripal were poisoned in early March. Julia left the coma, she was transported to a “safe place”, Sergei is on the mend. Britain claims that Russia is involved in poisoning, but Moscow denies all charges. 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.