Times: Scriply offered to live in the US under new names
According to the publication, officers of the British foreign intelligence MI6 had discussed with colleagues from the CIA, the issue of moving Skrobala from the UK, to protect them from new attacks.
LONDON, April 8. /TASS/. Former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, convicted in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter Julia will be offered the opportunity to live in the US under new names. This statement is contained in the article of the Sunday newspaper The Sunday Times, citing a senior employee of the British government.
The article reports that the officers of the British foreign intelligence MI6 had discussed with their colleagues from the CIA, the issue of moving Skrobala from the United Kingdom to protect them from attempts on their lives.
While the British government considered the possibility of moving the former GRU Colonel and his daughter in one of the four other countries of Anglo-Saxon world (the so-called Five Eyes countries — the community of the “Five eyes”) with which the UK has partnered in the area of intelligence sharing, the United States, Canada, Australia or New Zealand. But in the end settled on the first one.
“The obvious place of their resettlement is America, because they are less likely it will kill you and it will be easier to protect them under new names,” the newspaper quoted its source in the intelligence services.
The article says that Yulia and Sergey Skrypali not only are conscious, but will soon begin to assist in the investigation of the incident in Salisbury.
The article also claims that Yulia Skripal rejected the proposal to grant consular access by the Embassy of Russia.
The newspaper calls it “step, which convinced the British officials that it could permanently move to the West.”
4 Mar 66-year-old ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter Julia has been in Salisbury, according to the British side, fighting the effects of nerve agents. However, the head of the defence scientific and technical laboratory in Porton Down Gary Aitkenhead said that British experts are unable to determine the origin of matter, which was poisoned Skrypali.