British media say Berezovsky's son-in-law survived poisoning attempt
The incident was never made public.
The British media named another victim of poisoning, Georgy Shuppe, a businessman and the ex son-in-law of the Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky.
According to TheSun, Shuppe, 46, was poisoned in his Surrey house three months ago. The police detained the alleged criminal then, but as soon as Shuppe’s 10-day stay in hospital was over, the suspect was released. The case was closed and never publicized.
The information about the murder attempt surfaced after Sergei Skripal, the 66-year-old spy and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury. It was Shuppe’s neighbors who shared their suspicions with journalists. They said they had seen a stranger come to his house.
The poisoning incident was further confirmed by Shuppe’s relative and security guard. Shuppe and Berezovsky used to be business partners. He married Berezovsky’s daughter from the first marriage, Nina Korotkova. He founded a giant Internet providing company, Cityline, in the early 90's.
Then he was accused of planning to kill Alexander Mineev, the founder of Partiya store chain. The UK court refused to extradite Shuppe to Russia, and he moved from Chelsea to Oxshott in 2017 for security reasons.
The British police confirmed the report that former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had been poisoned by nerve agents. They are still in a coma. The police suspect that Skripal’s wife and son had been poisoned earlier, too.
The British government intends to investigate the suspicious death cases about 14 other people.
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