Detectives in Skripals case find new victims of Russia's actions
It concerns Russian entrepreneur Alexander Perepelichny, as well as late billionaire Scott Young, who fell out of the window of his apartment in central London.
According to investigators responsible for the investigation into the poisoning of ex-Colonel of GRU (Russian Military Intelligence) Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, Russian intelligence agencies may be involved in two more crimes committed in the United Kingdom. British authorities said that GRU officers visited the UK when the "suspicious" deaths occurred.
It concerns entrepreneur Alexander Perepelichny, who died under mysterious circumstances in 2012. A post-mortem examination determined that his stomach contained a poisonous plant Gelsemium. The death of billionaire Scott Young, who fell out of the window of his apartment in central London, was also mentioned.
Initially, British detectives did not consider the version of the murder, as Young had long been in difficult divorce proceedings, after which the court ordered him to pay 26.5 million pounds to his former spouse. According to media, he was a business partner of Boris Berezovsky.
Perepelichny went to Britain in 2010. According to Novaya Gazeta, he was an informant for the British Hermitage Capital Foundation headed by Bill Browder. After his death, British police reported that American intelligence found a “Russian connection” in this incident.