According to the publication, the third agent visited Salisbury before “Boshirov” and “Petrov”.
British police have identified the identity of the third suspect in involvement in the poisoning of former Colonel GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, the newspaper The Telegraph reported , citing sources.
The British authorities consider the third suspect to be an employee of the GRU, as well as the first two – Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. According to the police, the agent visited Salisbury to develop an attack plan before the other two brought the poison. For example, he made a plan for the alley in the area where Skripal lived, and found out through which door he had come home.
Investigators from the United Kingdom have identified the name of the third suspect, but, according to The Telegraph, it is still kept secret. The newspaper also found out that Petrov is a pseudonym, but his name is indeed Alexander.
According to The Insider and Bellingcat, Ruslan Boshirov is the fictitious name of Colonel GRU Anatoly Chepigi. Presumably, he graduated from the Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School and holds the title of Hero of Russia. The Russian BBC service confirmed this information. The Russian Foreign Ministry called this information an inroad.
The UK claims that Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in Salisbury by the neuroscientific substance “Novice”, developed in Russia. The Kremlin denies the accusations.