Bellingcat and The Insider has published evidence of the possible involvement of Petrov and Bashirova to the intelligence services
Edition, The Insider, and the research group Bellingcat has published the first part of a joint investigation about Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirova, which British investigators suspect in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.
According to the conclusions of the authors of the report, the suspects are employees of the Russian special services.
As pointed out by Bellingcat and The Insider, passport Petrov and Bashirov gave FMS 770001, where, according to them, the documents issued by the representatives of law enforcement bodies. In addition, the authors refer to “the FMS database” where one can find a history of receiving Alexander Petrov, Russian and passports until 2009. The only indicated there, the document was received “instead of spoiled.” File with passport data is listed as “information not to give.”
Investigators also claim, referring to the data on registration of passengers on the flight, numbers of passports of the suspects differ in a single number. Both had purchased tickets to London the day before departure, although claimed to have planned the trip in advance. “Where’s the rush — we can assume: a little earlier in the day tickets to London bought Julia Skripal”, — says the publication.
The entire study will be published early next week.
Thursday, September 13, Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov in an interview with the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan said that he came to Salisbury as a tourist. In the office the UK premiere of this version was called “an insult to the mental abilities of the public”. And in the U.S. Congress began to discuss “a second wave of extremely tough sanctions” associated with the “business Skripal”, they can be entered in November.