The media learned about a secret meeting Skripal with the Estonian special services
MOSCOW, may 14 — RIA Novosti. Ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, poisoned in the British city of Salisbury, in 2016, traveled to Estonia to secretly meet with members of the local intelligence agencies, reports the New York Times, citing a senior European official familiar with the situation.
The interlocutor of the edition “has confirmed that a Russian agent in June 2016 secretly met with a group of officers of the intelligence services, though it is not known what they discussed,” the newspaper said.
According to him, the meeting was facilitated by British security services.
In General, the sources carefully tell you about the trip Skripal in Estonia, the newspaper said. One of them called the information “very important information”.
The newspaper also independently confirmed the data of the Czech weekly Respekt reported that the former Colonel GRU in 2012, secretly visited Prague and at least once met with members of the Czech intelligence services in Britain. According to the Czech edition, after the release in Russia Skripal settled in Britain where he collaborated with service MI6 in the disclosure of the network of Russian foreign agents. The weekly noted that “its own local intelligence was useful.” The Czech intelligence services did not connect these facts with poisoning Skripal in March 2018.
In the English town of Salisbury on March 4, was poisoned convicted of spying for Britain, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal. London claims that the poisoning Skrobala substance a-234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it.