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Ruslan Boshirov Russian spies accused of carrying out the Salisbury noichock nerve attack are at the center of a serious crime investigation in the Czech Republic.
Czech police said on Saturday they were looking for two men who were carrying multiple passports, including Russian passports in the names of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov.
The names matched those used by the two suspects in the attempted poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the Soviet-era nerve agent Novichok in the English city of Salisbury in 2018. Russia has denied involvement in the attack .
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Was anyone charged with the Salisbury poisonings?
The first public response to the poisoning came on March . It was agreed within the framework of the National Terrorism Surveillance Network that the Counter-Terrorism Command based in the Metropolitan Police would take over the investigation into the hands of the Wiltshire Police. Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley, head of the counterterrorism police, asked for witnesses to the incident after a COBR meeting chaired by Interior Minister Amber Rudd.
Samples of the nerve agent used in the attack tested positive at the Porton Down Defense Science and Technology Laboratory for a “very rare” nerve agent, according to the UK Home Secretary.
On March 9, 180 military experts in defense and decontamination of chemical weapons, as well as 18 vehicles, were deployed to help the Metropolitan Police remove vehicles and objects from the site and search for any trace of the nerve agent. The personnel came mainly from the Army, including instructors from the CBRN Center for Defense and the Group 29 for the Disposal and Search of Explosive Ordnance, as well as from the Royal Marines and Royal Air Force. The vehicles included TPz Fuchs operated by Falcon Squadron of the Royal Tank Regiment. On March 11, the UK government advised those present at The Mill pub or Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury on March 4 and 5 to wash or clean their belongings, stressing that the risk to the general public was short.
Several days later, on March 12, Prime Minister Theresa May said that the agent had been identified as one of the Novichok family agents, believed to have been developed in the 1980s by the Soviet Union. According to the Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom, Alexander Yakovenko, the British authorities identified the agent as A-234, derived from an earlier version known as A-232.
By March 14, the investigation focused on Skripal’s home and car, a bank where the two fell unconscious, a restaurant where they had dinner, and a pub where they had drinks. The military removed a recovery vehicle from Gillingham in Dorset on March 14, in connection with the poisoning.
One of the two suspects in the Salisbury novichok poisoning has been identified as a highly decorated officer in Russia’s military intelligence service (GRU).
Online investigation sites Bellingcat and The Insider uncovered information identifying one of the two suspects, formerly named Ruslan Boshirov, as Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, a veteran of the special forces.
British investigators also believe that one of the two is Chepiga, the Guardian understands.
Chepiga, a veteran of the war in Chechnya, received the country’s highest state award, Hero of the Russian Federation, in December 2014, when Russian officers were active in the Ukraine conflict.
Former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was poisoned along with his daughter Yulia in the attack with a nerve agent in Salisbury, UK, in March. Both later recovered, but have remained out of the public eye.
A discarded perfume bottle used to transport the poison killed a woman who came into contact with him, Dawn Sturgess, and injured her boyfriend, Charlie Rowley.
The two suspects, Boshirov and another man named Alexander Petrov, have been charged in the UK with attempted murder and conspiracy.
Chepiga’s appointment guts Russian President Vladimir Putin’s claims that the two men are civilians and have no ties to Russian state intelligence.
Ruslan Boshirov Quicks and Facts
- Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are two aliases used by Russian spies
- The pair used the names before the 2018 Salisbury novichok attack
- Czech authorities believe the two suspects used the same passports in 2014
- Police believe they are linked to an explosion in October 2014 leaving two dead