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A third man suspected of involvement in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in British Salisbury in 2018, have been in Bulgaria in 2015. This was stated by the country’s Prosecutor General Sotir tsatsarov, the Agency BGNES.
According to him, Sergey Fedotov, presented by the British Bellingcat group and edition of the Insider, came on Bulgarian territory three times. He had been in the country 5-22 February 24-28 23-29 April and may.
The attorney General said that among these dates, including one when there was an attempt on a local businessman of Hebrew — April 28. Businessman in that day, felt unwell and was taken to the hospital, it was prosecuted for attempted murder. The examination was conducted, experts found traces of the dangerous insecticide chlorpyrifos in coffee and a salad. However, suspects were not found and the investigation was suspended.
Nazarov added that in 2018, the year after the assassination Skrobala Hebrew sent to the Prosecutor General’s letter. It entrepreneur wrote that poison in his case could actually be a substance of class “Novice” — the same whom, according to London, was poisoned a former spy in Britain. As a result, in October, the investigation was resumed and the samples sent for examination in Finland. However, they found only pesticides and not chemical weapons.
At the same time, Bulgaria is now conducting a joint investigation with British authorities, said the attorney General.
Earlier in February, Bellingcat, and The Insider has published an article which stated that the 45-year-old Sergei Fedotov travelled to Bulgaria in the days in 2015, when the attempt on a local businessman of Hebrew. The Kremlin said that can’t appreciate the authenticity of this information.
That man is the third agent of the Russian intelligence and supposedly temporarily remained in the UK after the assassination Skripal, British media reported on 6 February. The Russian Embassy in London called this information an injection of intelligence, which is designed to distract people from the topic of a British exit from the EU (Brexit).
Skrypali was found unconscious on March 4, 2018. London was accused of involvement in the incident Russia, and later revealed the names of the “poisoners” — Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. According to the Bellingcat investigation and The Insider, Bashirov really is the personnel officer of the Russian military intelligence, Colonel Anatoly Caigoy, and Petrov — a military doctor, an employee of the GRU Alexander Mishkin.
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