The Insider said about the way of obtaining UK visas Petrov and Bashirova
The suspects in the London poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia in Salisbury Russians Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov could obtain a British visa using the FSB officers, who tried to access systems UK visa application centre TLScontact, according to the material, The Insider, and Bellingcat.
The press service said that the secret service approached him with a request to transfer the visa to the Consulate, bypassing the checking of the visa center. The publication said that “after a few months, Petrov and Bashirov first appeared in the UK”. He also told about the suspicious file, which is found on the server of the visa center, which contained personal data of about 1.5 thousand people applied for UK visa from April 2014 to may 2016, however, refused to receive it.
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On March 4 this year in Russia condemned for treason former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia were taken to the Salisbury hospital in serious condition. British experts later said that the Russians poisoned nervously-paralytic substance from the group “Beginner”. London believes Russia involved in the assassination of Skrobala. In Moscow, all deny the charges.
In September, the British office of public Prosecutor named the suspects in the assassination. They were supposedly employees of the GRU (the former name of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the armed forces. — RNS) Ruslan Bashirov and Alexander Petrov. London argues that names are aliases. September 13, Petrov and Bashirov gave an interview to the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan and denied all charges.
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