Victoria Scriplet: Mr Song / RIA Novosti
Victoria Skripal, a niece of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, said that to move her uncle from the UK talked for a long time. So she responded to the message of the arrival of the ex-officer and his daughter Julia to New Zealand, reports RIA Novosti.
Skripal said that he knew nothing about the move uncle. “I think they are still in Porton Down. The British government so keep them cheaper than in New Zealand, and they don’t have enough money to support yourself there independently,” she explained.
According to the source Agency, with Kripalani requires medical supervision, which can be only in the UK. “I think the information in the media about their move — it’s just a distraction” — said the relative of a former scout.
Earlier, on 7 June The Sunday Times, citing sources in the British government announced that Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia moved to New Zealand. According to the newspaper, Skrypali received from the UK authorities financial aid and documents with new names. Before that ex-GRU officer with a daughter about a year lived in a dedicated MI-6 housing.
Yulia and Sergei Skripal, according to British authorities, was poisoned on 4 March 2018 developed in the USSR nerve substance is “new” result of the operation with the participation of GRU staff. In London believe that the attack was sanctioned by the highest leadership of Russia.
Was later named the names of the alleged poisoners — they were some Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. Moscow denies any involvement in the incident with Kripalani. 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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