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A former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, most likely, remained in the UK after the incident with the attempted poisoning. About it writes The Telegraph with reference to its sources in the security services.
They suggest that Skrobala placed in the South of England. There they live under the supervision of a narrow circle of medical experts. Probably Julia even got the job, the sources suggest that her knowledge of the Russian language it would be easy to arrange.
Thus, despite the witness protection program, the family maintains contacts with several close friends from Russia and from Britain, some of them even visited Skrobala in the summer, sources claim The Telegraph.
Julia Skripal was discharged from the hospital on April 10, her father was released 18 may. Since then the former Colonel had no contact with the press or with official representatives of the authorities. His daughter gave an interview to Reuters in which he said that he plans to return to Russia in the long term, and is still in the secure vault in London.
Skrypali was poisoned in Salisbury on 4 March. According to the official version of London they used against them paralytic agent “Beginner”, developed in the USSR as a chemical weapon, and the attack is the Russian leadership.
The UK being called suspects in the assassination attempt: according to British intelligence, it was the GRU under the alias Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. Later Bellingcat and The Insider have published an investigation where he allegedly disclosed the real names of the individuals and confirmed their involvement in military intelligence.
Moscow has repeatedly denied all charges of involvement in the poisoning Skrobala, pointing to their unproven. In particular, the organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons and could not confirm the origin of the toxin, which affected a former Colonel in the GRU. In addition, the Russian side has not received the case materials.
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