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British police are hunting a man and woman who were seen near the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter shortly before his assassination on them. This was “Rosbaltu” said one person familiar with the situation source.
According to him, living in England, Russian businessmen are bringing in a lineup photo, which depicts two people — a man with dark hair and a blonde, their faces hard to see. “In view of their 35-40 years. They are on the street depict a loving couple,” — said the Agency interlocutor.
The source said that, judging by conversations of the police, the couple appeared next to the Skripal in some places, and on the day of his poisoning flew from England. “The police asked respondents whether familiar with these people if you saw them with someone from the Russian businessmen. Somehow I believe that this pair from Russia. Also ask questions, did you get any business risks associated with the fact that these people cannot be identified”, he added.
Poisoning Skripal, a former officer of Russian military intelligence, who became an agent of the British secret service and went to the UK after an exchange on the open Russian spies, provoked an international scandal. London wants Moscow to explain how the United Kingdom got a chemical warfare agent, traces of which were found at the scene of the assassination, and threatened to consider the incident as a direct act of aggression by the Russian state. Russia says it is not going to respond to ultimatums to get acquainted with the materials of the investigation.
Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on a bench in the Park in Salisbury on the evening of 4 March. They were hospitalized, at present, they are in a coma; it is assumed that the victims whose lives will be saved will never recover from the consequences. Just poisoning suffered 21 persons, including police Sergeant nick Bailey, who first arrived on the scene.
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