Former KGB General Kondaurov: Putin indirectly confirmed that Petrov and Bashirov — invented names

Former KGB General Kondaurov: Putin indirectly confirmed that Petrov and Bashirov — invented names

The General-the major of KGB in resignation Alexey Kondaurov believes that Russian President Vladimir Putin indirectly confirmed that Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov — invented names. This opinion he expressed on September 27 broadcast RTVI.


“Actually, for me, the big question is, why Putin decided that they should appear on the TV screen and actually indirectly confirm that they are not Bashirov and Petrov, but someone with quite some other names,” said Kondaurov. According to him, in an interview with the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan, they looked “strange”.

Also, Kondaurov said that watching a story with Petrov and Bocharovym.

By words the General-the major in resignation, his arguments do not convince the British investigators. They, said Kondaurov, behaved “very happily” for the scouts, carrying out a military operation.

As an example, he cited the fact that Petrov and Bocharov “with a huge, genuine interest,” examined the shop window with the old coins.

According to Kondaurova, to plan the poisoning Skripal after the murder of another Russian intelligence officer Alexander Litvinenko in 2003, it was illogical. “Because at the planning stage of the operation it was possible to assume that the British will immediately suggest against Russia that will be a tough political reaction to it,” he added. Also Kondaurov noted that Skripal did not represent any threat neither Russia nor Putin nor the GRU.

“I allow all the options that Moscow may be behind it, and can stand the other, except the British. Because the English on their territory, such action to not be”, — concluded Kondaurov.

On September 26 came the continuation of a joint investigation by British and Russian editions of the Bellingcat project, The Insider, about the personalities of Petrov and Bashirova, which in the UK I suspect in the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal. In the article, the journalists came to the conclusion that Ruslan Bashirov is a fake name. In their opinion, hiding behind a pseudonym GRU officer and Hero of Russia Anatoly Chapiha.