Czech media said that Sergey Skripal had been monitored by the Russian special services since at least 2014. Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were subsequently accused of attempted murder in Salisbury, flew behind him to Prague. Prague and Salisbury impose another Russian, which Scotland Yard probably plans to talk about in the next episode of the detective story.
On October 10, the Czech public radio company reported close attention to Sergei Skripal from the Russian intelligence. In October 2014, he planned to come to Prague to transfer information compromising Russia. At the same time, Petrov and Boshirov arrived in the Czech Republic, but they were allegedly exposed and expelled.
"It seems that the Russians had a detachment that watched Scripale long before the attempted murder," the radio company quoted an unnamed source.
Petrov and Boshirov flew to Prague on the morning flight of Aeroflot on October 11, 2014. According to the Czech media, from October 13 to 16, Petrov stayed at a hotel in the city of Ostrava and then returned to the capital of the Czech Republic. Skripal visited the country in the second half of October.
The Czech State Security Service and the National Center for Combating Organized Crime did not officially confirm the possible surveillance of Skripale, citing a pan-European investigation.
Today's mention of the "GRU poisoners" in connection with the Czech Republic, probably precedes the announcement of a new series of London affairs.
British prosecutors announced the first details of the investigation into the poisoning of Skripal on September 5, 2018. The defendants were named Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, allegedly as officers of Russia's military intelligence. It was emphasized that these were imaginary names on which foreign passports were issued. The Insider publication and the Bellingcat group with a series of consecutive publications told how they came to real biographies of Petrov and Boshirov. On September 27, 2018, The Telegraph increased the tension, hinting that a third suspect had been installed in the Skripal case. He also allegedly came to Salisbury for reconnaissance and made plans for the lane in which the target lived. As it turned out, Prague also visited this third Russian.
According to "Fontanka", the information background of the Western media envelops 45-year-old Sergey Fedotov. In January-February 2014, he traveled to the Czech Republic at the same time as Alexander Petrov. Fedotov, Boshirov and Petrov then used 64-series passports with similar numbers.
In addition to Prague, Kiev, Milan and Geneva, Sergey Fedotov visited London at least three times - in March 2016, March 2017, and March 2018. The last time he arrived in the UK was on March 2, like Petrov and Boshirov, but on another flight, and flew away on the 4th, on the day of the attempt, with them. This information was available from Scotland Yard from the very beginning, but for some reason it was decided to hold it. It was convenient to tell about Boshirov and Petrov in one “file”, as they were captured together with video cameras from Salisbury and Gatwick Airport, while Fedotov moved autonomously.
According to "Fontanka", Sergey Fedotov is perfect for the role of the third suspect. In Russia, there are no decorated real estate, transport and mobile numbers, it is not in social networks and databases of enforcement proceedings. The number of his current passport for one or two digits differs from documents issued to Russian citizens, who indicated their place of registration as Khoroshevskoye Highway, 76, the headquarters of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Ministry of Defense. Obviously, Fedotov will be officially announced sooner or later, and private investigators, according to the canon of Petrov-Boshirov, will be revealed through publications by his real name and biography.
On September 5, the British prosecutor’s office charged Ruslan Bochirov and Alexander Petrov with conspiracy to murder ex-intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, trying to kill him and his daughter Yulia Skripal and police officer Nick Bailey, storing and using a novice class poisonous substance. Photos of the defendants and evidence of their trip to Salisbury in March 2018 were published. They claim they traveled to the city for tourist purposes. Former Colonel of the Russian Intelligence Sergey Skrypal and his daughter were found unconscious in Salisbury on March 4. Russia charges of poisoning categorically denies.