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There is no connection between Petrov, Boshirov and Skripal's poisoning

Summary of Disinformation

UK’s Prime Minister Theresa May was “lying and distorting” facts at the UN General Assembly, while stating that Russia was guilty of Sergey Skripal’s poisoning. There is no proven connection between Petrov, Boshirov and Skripal’s poisoning. This is a political provocation.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpXF6yt5Fo0, , timing 1:34 and 4:11

Recurring pro-Kremlin narrative about Skripals' poisoning.

Two Novichok suspects claimed they were visiting Salisbury Cathedral but, according to the street cameras, they went two miles along the wrong route that is opposite to this place and leads to the house of Skripal.

Bellingcat and the Insider can confirm definitively that both “Alexander Petrov” and “Ruslan Boshirov” are active GRU officers. This conclusion is based both on objective data and on discussions with confidential Russian sources familiar with the identity of either one of the two persons.

Bellingcat can confirm the authenticity of the leaked passport file of “Boshirov”, and that it contains all three markings that helped identify “Petrov” as a security-service asset: “Top Secret” annotations, a blank biographical page referring to a secret attached letter, a “do not provide information” stamp, and issuing authority unit 777001, exclusively used for state VIPs and intelligence officers. In addition, “Boshirov” also has no recorded history prior to the issuance of his domestic ID passport in 2010 (2009 in “Petrov”’s case). See further debunking by the Bellingcat.

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Reported in: Issue 120
Date: 27.09.2018
Language: Russian
Country: UK, Russia
Keywords: Sergei Skripal, Theresa May, UN
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: ‘Vremya pokazhet’ on Pervyi kanal
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