But I did not reveal their names.
The British police installed two suspects in the poisoning of former GRU agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. A source familiar with the course of the investigation told CNN about this.
The suspects left the UK immediately after the attack on a commercial flight. The source claims that information about their departure was “sent to Moscow in an encrypted message”, sent immediately after the attack. He allegedly intercepted the British base in Cyprus.
Police monitored suspects through recording from CCTV cameras in the country’s airports and in Salisbury, where on March 4 they poisoned the Violins. The Office used face recognition technology. With her help, it was possible to find two people whom the authorities had previously considered to be uninvolved in any attacks or involved in espionage.
The police checked this information with the flight sheet of the flight, in which the suspects left the UK. The source claims that they traveled under false names. On March 30, police searched the Aeroflot plane at Heathrow Airport. Then the British authorities called these actions “routine.”
Earlier, the Daily Mail reported with reference to the source that six employees of the GRU were involved in the poisoning of the Violins, among which there is one woman. The involvement of Russian intelligence was also reported by The New York Times.
Sergei and Julia Scribles were poisoned on March 4 in Salisbury. According to the British authorities, nerve gas “Novy” was used for this. In April, Julia Skripal was discharged from the hospital, her father – in mid-May.
June 29, two residents of the British city of Amesbury, 45-year-old Charles Rowley and 44-year-old Don Sturges (Dawn Sturgess), were hospitalized with signs of poisoning “Novice”. July 8 Sturgess died without regaining consciousness. Rowley came to life on July 10. According to one version of the police, Rowley and Sturgess could receive a critical dose of “Novice” during a visit to Salisbury: they allegedly spent several hours near the bench, where they found Julia and Sergei Skripaley.