Media reported about the arrest of Petrov and Bashirova in the Netherlands

Media reported about the arrest of Petrov and Bashirova in the Netherlands

An international group of investigators Bellingcat claims that the Russians, Aleksander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, whom British authorities suspect in the poisoning of the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter, were previously arrested in the Netherlands.


Earlier official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova wrote in her Facebook that the investigation group Bellingcat raise a number of questions. In the case of Petrov and Bocharovym she stressed that investigators did not provide “any proof of their “ownership” of the poisoning”.

Experts Bellingcat, after studying the publications of a number of media came to the conclusion that Petrov and Bashirov associated with the episode of spring 2018. At that time, the public Prosecutor’s office made an arrest of two Russians on the way to the laboratory Switzerland Spiez, which, in particular, helps to investigate the chemical attack in Syria and the poisoning Skrobala. It is noted that in him they had the means of computer communications.

The investigative Bellingcat concluded that after that Petrov and Bashirova deported from the country and it is unlikely that after that, they can use a Schengen visa. It is emphasized that their last trip to this area was precisely Switzerland.

While in the Bellingcat admitted that the arrested Russians could not be Petrov and Bocharovym.

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