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Skripal Suspect Boshirov Identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga

Bellingcat and its investigative partner The Insider – Russia have established conclusively the identity of one of the suspects in the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal, and in the homicide of British citizen Dawn Sturgess.  By –  Bellingcat  Scroll 4Video Part 1  of Bellingcat’s investigation into the Skripal poisoning suspects are available for background information. In these previous two parts of the ...

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Skripal Suspects Confirmed as GRU Operatives

In the previous part of a joint investigation, Bellingcat and The Insider – Russia established that: Alexander Petrov – a fake cover persona for a yet unidentified Russian individual – is not a civilian but linked to one of Russia’s security services. This assessment was based on an exhaustive analysis of “Petrov” passport dossier as obtained from the Russian central passport database. ...

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Pussy Riot member Pyotr Verzilov was poisoned, German medics say

German doctors say there is a “high plausibility” that a member of the Russian protest group Pussy Riot, who was taken ill in Russia last week, was poisoned. By – Atika Shubert  Scroll 4Video Speaking at a press conference Tuesday, Dr. Kai-Uwe Eckardt of the Berlin Charite Hospital said that an external substance appears to have affected Pyotr Verzilov’s nervous system. Doctors ...

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Watch Skripal suspects say Salisbury’s trip was about cathedrals and old clocks

The two men accused by the UK of attempting to assassinate a Russian double-agent with nerve poison have defended themselves, claiming they were only at the site of the killing because they wanted to see a cathedral. By – Bill Bostock Scroll 4Video Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were accused by Britain last week of trying to kill Sergei Skripal, gave an interview ...

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EU to give internet firms 1 hour to remove extremist content

European authorities are planning to slap internet companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook with big fines if they don’t take down extremist content within one hour. By – AP European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in a speech Wednesday that the Commission is proposing the new rules as part of efforts to step up the bloc’s security. He said that removing material within an ...

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Sergei Skripal and the Russian disinformation war

When the UK authorities announced on Wednesday that they suspected two alleged Russian agents in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, they released CCTV images of the suspects arriving at Gatwick airport. By –  Joel Gunter & Olga Robinson Scroll 4Video Two of the images, framed side by side, began to spread on ...

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