The media learned about the secret Skripal trip to Prague
British agent, a former employee of the Main intelligence Directorate (GRU) Sergei Skripal, who was assassinated in the British Salisbury, secretly visited Prague in 2012.
In addition, he met several times on the territory of the United Kingdom with foreign intelligence services, including the Czech Republic. Writes Respekt, the parties were in contact on the issue of disclosure network of the Russian foreign agents.
The publication notes that British intelligence, which worked Skripal, allowed him to meetings with foreign colleagues to exchange experiences. While in the Czech Republic does not associate this information with the assassination attempt on the ex-GRU officer in 2018.
In early March, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was poisoned in Salisbury. This incident provoked a major international scandal. London, did not submit any evidence, accused Moscow of involvement in the incident. The British side argues that a toxic substance “Newbie” was made in Russia. In early may, Czech President Milos Zeman said that the toxin was developed and tested in the Republic.
A few days after the assassination, the United Kingdom announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats. This example, in solidarity, later followed more than 25 countries. Moscow responded with a mirror. The Russian authorities all accusations categorically reject and demand an open and independent investigation of the incident in Salisbury.
Former GRU officer Sergey Skripal, who was convicted in Russia for treason, was released in 2010 in the framework of the spy exchange between Moscow and Washington. He later received asylum in the UK.