RUSSIA (OBSERVATORY) – The British counter-terrorist police suspect that a former FSB agent with Gordon’s call sign may be involved in the poisoning of ex-colonel GRU Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, the newspaper The Mirror reports.
The police believe that the 54-year-old man allegedly used the name Mikhail Savitsky, as well as two other pseudonyms. The police noted that the former FSB agent could return from Britain to Russia. It is noted that behind the attack on the Violins is a group of six people.
Law enforcers learned about Gordon after questioning the agent-defector of the FSB Boris Karpichkov. A man fled Russia in 1998, in 2010 he obtained the citizenship of Britain.
According to him, Gordon served as captain in the KGB, and then became a major FSB, he was also subordinate to Karpichkov in the early 1990s.
“He was a very intelligent, educated, ambitious and ruthless man,” the defector said.
Karpichkov stressed that the alleged killer of the Violins was engaged in martial arts and graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Latvia.
According to the defector, Gordon led a spy network that specialized in “wet affairs.” He added that at least one murder was committed on the agent’s account – in the 1990s he shot and killed the leader of the Latvian criminal group.
Earlier, the media reported that the police and intelligence agencies of the United Kingdom identified the main suspects in the attempt on the violin.
Meanwhile, the condition of the former Russian intelligence officer is improving, the Salisbury District Hospital reported.