In the UK, perhaps poisoned spy defector from the GRU of the Russian Federation – mass mediaSergei Skripal / Photo: TASS
Specialists chemical protection conducted disinfection in the place where the victim became ill
Convicted in Russia for treason GRU officer Sergey Skripal, may have been poisoned by an unknown poison in English Salisbury. About it reports the Russian service of the BBC.
On March 4 two men, 66-year-old man and woman half your age– was taken to hospital after they became ill at the Mall.
Authorities have declared a state of emergency. Shopping Mall and some other areas of the city were cordoned off, experts in full vestments to conduct disinfection. Emergency Department of the hospital was closed, but has since opened.
Neighbors said that the police came to the house Skripal about five in the evening and since then never left. The Skripal they described as a friendly person. According to them, a few years ago his wife died.
The witness of the incident said that he had noticed a couple on a bench at the entrance to the store about four o’clock in the evening.
“The man randomly moved his hands up my emptiness. The girl pressed her face against him, as if to sleep, obviously lost consciousness. Honestly, they were clearly not in itself,” she said.
Police are investigating the incident.
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Sergei Skripal was convicted in 2006 and in 2010, was pardoned along with three other Russians. Later they were exchanged for detainees in the United States, the Russian agents. Skripal lives in the UK.
Sergei Skripal was born in 1951. Long served in the Main intelligence Directorate, and then retired with the rank of Colonel. For several years he worked as the Manager of the Russian foreign Ministry.
In December 2004, the FSB arrested Skripal, accusing him of collaboration with British intelligence. They filed a case of treason. The investigation concluded that Skripal had been recruited in 1995. The Russian authorities considered that even after the dismissal of the former intelligence officer continued to pass sensitive data that was extracted through former colleagues.
Skripal pleaded guilty and in 2006 was convicted by a Moscow district military court to 13 years ‘ imprisonment in a strict regime penal colony. He was deprived of all ranks.
All your life Skripal served. In July 2010, and scientist Igor Sutyagin and the two convicted of treason Russians Alexander Zaporozhsky and Gennady Vasilenko was exchanged for a group of Russian spies unmasked in the US. Among them was major-General of the SVR, Mikhail Vasenkov and Anna Chapman.
A decree to pardon Skripal was signed by the President of Russia Dmitry Medvedev reported that he and three other Russians made the corresponding references.
Chapman and other Russian spies U.S. intelligence agencies have exposed the information of ex-SVR Colonel Alexander Poteyev, who fled to the United States. Pot led the American Department of the “C” (illegal intelligence). In 2010, he surrendered to the US authorities, the network of Russian spies.
In 2011, ex-Colonel in absentia condemned in Russia for 25 years.
In July 2016, the media reported that Pot died in the United States.