UNITED KINGDOM (OBSERVATORY) – British police believe that the former agent of the Russian security service under the pseudonym “Gordon” was involved in the poisoning of former Russian Colonel Skripal, the Sunday People reported.
“The former agent of the 54-year-old Russian Federal Security Service may have been using the artificial name Mikhail Savitsky,” the paper said.
British police expressed fears that the client had returned to Russia, noting that the group that carried out the chemical attack on Skripal, was composed of six people.
The newspaper “Daily Telegraph” has previously announced that British police were able to identify the suspects in the case of spy Sergey Scrippal. She added that the Skripal poisoning was carried out by a strike group controlled by the Russian government, noting that “the British anti-terrorism unit in Scotland Yard is currently trying to file a case against the suspects, who according to the unit, have already returned to Russia.”
Relations between Russia and Britain have been strained over the incident in the British city of Salisbury, where former Russian Colonel Sergei Skripal, who worked for British intelligence, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned.
Russia denies involvement in the attack in full. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said this week that Nuvichuk, which London says was used in the attack on Scrippal and his daughter, was produced and used in the United States, adding that production was simple.