The journalists said that they got through to the defense Ministry on the phone from the questionnaire by Alexander Petrov
Journalists of foreign media said that I could get the phone number from the documents of the Federal migration service (FMS) in the name of Alexander Petrov, whom the UK suspects in the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skrobala. They claim that the call is answered in the Russian defense Ministry.
On 14 September, an international team of investigators Bellingcat has published copies of official documents FMS with passport data Alexander Petrov and a statement in his name for the identity document. According to published reports, the passport dossier has the stamp “not to give information” and the code 195-79-66. “Novaya Gazeta” reported that these numbers — the phone number that belongs to the Ministry of defence. The Russian foreign Ministry called the publication Bellingcat misinformation.
“Just called the number — the man on the other end confirmed that the number of Ministry of defence”, — he wrote on his Twitter correspondent of the Independent Oliver Carroll. According to him, after the issue is whether Mr. Petrov, an employee of the GRU, they hung up.
A journalist for ABC News Patrick Rivel also claims that by calling, came to the Russian defense Ministry. Later, however, the journalists of the Bell at this number phoned in one of the Moscow minimarkets.
I called the phone number on this passport file of the #Salisbury poisoning suspect Alexander Petrov, that @bellingcat published and which @novaya_gazeta says is a Russian Defense ministry number.
Man who answered at 3am confirmed I had got through to the ministry.#Russia pic.twitter.com/cjZpD3t2wI
— Patrick Reevell (@Reevellp) 15 Sep 2018
Calls to “b” at this phone number did not answer.
London on 5 September announced the names of the suspects in the poisoning Skrobala. According to British authorities, they are Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. UK considers them employees of the Russian special services. In an interview with the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan Lord Petrov and Bashirov said that he visited Salisbury as tourists and wanted to see the main attraction — the Cathedral with a grandfather clock. According to them, they knew nothing about Skipala and I think everything that happened by coincidence.
Read more about the suspects in the poisoning Skipala — in the publication “Kommersant” “”a Normal guy to carry a women’s perfume is not that silly?””.
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