Contents tagged with Skripal case

  • Germany accuses Russia of cyberattacks

    Germany supports the conclusions reached by British and Dutch intelligence that Russia is responsible for a series of cyberattacks against international organizations and institutions, German government spokesman Steffen Seibert reported on Friday.

    According to him, Berlin “has complete faith” in the results of the investigation carried out by the Netherlands and UK, which shows that Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) is behind the hacks.

    The day before, Dutch Defense Minister Ank …

  • Media: Skripal poisoning suspect involved in assassination of Chechen field commander in Turkey

    One of the prime suspects in the Skripal poisoning case, Russian GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga, was involved in the assassination of Chechen insurgent field commander Abdulwahid Edelgeriev in Istanbul in 2015, the Turkish news outlet Naber Turk reports.

    Edelgeriev’s assassination was organized by a group of people which included Chepiga, who went by the name Andrey Sholkhov in this operation. A surveillance camera image is presented as proof.

    The article’s writers explain away the differences …

  • Russian intelligence agent suspected of poisoning Skripals awarded Hero of Russia for operations in Crimea

    Colonel Anatoly Chepiga, also known as Ruslan Boshirov, a Russian intelligence agent who is one of London’s chief suspects in the Skripal poisoning case, was awarded the title “Hero of Russia” for operations he carried out in Crimea, Novaya Gazeta reports.

    This information was provided by three of Chepiga’s former coworkers from the 282nd special forces unit in Matveevka, the unit Chepiga joined as a lieutenant in 2001 after completing his studies at the Far Eastern Higher Military Command …

  • Skripal poisoning suspect was awarded Hero of Russia for evacuating Yanukovych

    GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga (Ruslan Boshirov), one of the prime suspects in the Skripal poisoning case, was head of the special operation to evacuate former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych from Ukraine, claims  Sergei Kanev, a journalist from the Investigation Control Center (ICC) who was recently forced to flee Russia. Kanev was part of the joint investigation into the Salisbury incident by The Insider and Bellingcat which uncovered the identities of the prime suspects.

    According to …

  • Talinn: Skripal did not take part in exposing Russian spies in Estonia

    In response to the information of German media that the former officer of the Russian Main Intelligence Directorate, Sergei Skripal, helped expose Denis Metsavas and his father Peter Volin, the Estonian Internal Security Service (KaPo) said that Skripal has no relation to the spies exposed in the Estonia, the Interfax reports.

    "Skripal has no relation to any espionage cases in Estonia," the KaPo press service assured.

    Earlier, the German Focus magazine reported that Skripal could have …

  • Kremlin promised to check information about the Skripals' poisoning case suspect

    Kremlin promised to check the foreign journalists’ investigation results in regards to the Ruslan Boshirov identity, who is suspected of poisoning Skripals in the British Salisbury,said the press secretary of the President of the Russian Federation Dmitry Peskov, reports Interfax.

    "We will certainly verify information about this soldier, we will check the lists of officers," Peskov told journalists. At the same time, Peskov continues to insist that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are …

  • Russian media finds neighbors of Skripal poisoning suspects

    Residents of the Beryozovka village in Russia’s Amur province identified the Skripal poisoning suspect Ruslan Boshirov as Anatoly Chepiga, a fellow resident of their village, Kommersant reports.

    “That’s him, Tolya, one hundred percent him. Nearly black eyes, and his voice. In 1996 he finished Beryozovka school and joined DVOKU (the Far Eastern Higher Military Command School). Very smart, a good boy, intelligent, well-spoken, learned well. Everyone can only say positive things about him. Didn’t …

  • Media: Russian FSB searching for those who leaked information on Skripal’s poisoning suspects

    Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) is searching for the people who leaked information on Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, Britain’s prime suspects in Skripal poisoning case. The leaked information included Petrov and Boshirov’s passport application forms, as well as Russian border crossing information from the Rospasport and migration systems, Rosbalt reports, citing a source familiar with the situation.

    According to Rosbalt’s source, FSB operatives are looking for Interior Ministry …

  • European Union prepares sanctions in response to Skripal poisoning case

    Ambassadors of 28 EU countries have approved sanctions mechanism against countries suspected of using chemical weapons in the EU.

    The package of restrictive measures, which Britain demanded after the poisoning of ex-colonel GRU Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury, was agreed on Wednesday at the Committee of Permanent Representatives of the EU (COREPER) meeting, TASS reports with reference to a diplomatic source in Brussels.

    The mechanism will come into force after the approval …

  • Media: Passports of Skripal poisoning suspects may unmask other Russian intelligence agents

    The passport numbers of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the UK suspects of attempting to assassinate Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, may reveal the identities of other Russian intelligence agents, writes news outlet The Insider, which is working together with the investigative group Bellingcat to investigate the facts surrounding the suspects’ identities.

    Another series of studies published on Thursday state that Petrov and Boshirov’s passport numbers are virtually identical, …