Pushback begins after Skripal poisoning suspect identified as decorated Russian military intelligence officer
Russian officials and pro-Kremlin media have pushed back against the results of an online investigation identifying a suspect in the Salisbury novichok poisoning as a Russian military intelligence (GRU) officer.
Investigative journalists from Bellingcat and the Insider had on Wednesday identified one of the suspects as Col Anatoliy Chepiga, a special forces veteran who travelled to Salisbury under the cover name Ruslan Boshirov. British investigators also believe one of the two men accused of poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal is Chepiga, the Guardian understands.
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