2nd Russian blamed for Skripal poisoning named as GRU doctor: Bellingcat

2nd Russian blamed for Skripal poisoning named as GRU doctor: Bellingcat

2nd Russian blamed for Skripal poisoning named as GRU doctor: Bellingcat

The site announced today that the man identified as Alexander Petrov (on the right above) is actually a military doctor named Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin who works with Russia's intelligence service, the GRU.

The man, who used the alias Alexander Petrov to travel to the United Kingdom, was unmasked as a trained military doctor employed by the GRU - Russia's military intelligence agency.

It worked with the Russian investigative team at The Insider to name the first of the two Skripal suspects as GRU agent Anatoly Chepiga last month.

The group said it would provide forensic evidence and other information it used to conclude Petrov was Mishkin on Tuesday.

In another instalment of its running coverage about the two men London calls the Salisbury poisoning suspects, the open-source investigators claim they managed to "conclusively" establish what they describe as the real identity of Petrov.

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Unlike Chepiga, awarded the Hero of the Russian Federation award by Putin in 2014, Mishkin appears to have either been less deeply undercover or sloppier - his "cover identity retained most of the biographical characteristics of the authentic Mishkin - such as the exact birth date, first and patronymic name, and first names of his parents", Bellingcat said, and until 2014, his Moscow home address was the same as GRU headquarters.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal became critically ill after being exposed to a nerve agent in March. He studied and graduated from one of Russia's elite Military Medical Academies, and was trained as a military doctor for the Russian naval armed forces.

A second suspect in the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter has been named by a British investigative website.

Bellingcat said he made multiple trips to Ukraine.

Skripal, a former GRU colonel, was convicted of treason in 2006 by a Russian court after being accused of spying for Britain. They said they went to the city to visit its cathedral.

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Following the poisoning, both Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia spent several weeks in a hospital, but both ultimately survived.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, whose government has long denied having any knowledge of the attack, initially claimed that the two men's names "mean nothing to us", then said that they were civilians. But the nerve agent killed a British woman, Dawn Sturgess, and seriously sickened her partner.

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov give an interview to the RT news channel.

The poisoning of Skripal, a former Russian agent who was convicted of spying for Britain, became a major global incident.

The prosecutors said at the time the two were undercover GRU officers.

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