EU agreed on sanctions against Petrov and Boshirov

EU agreed on sanctions against Petrov and Boshirov

According to the investigation of Bellingcat and The Insider, Boshirov is in fact an employee of the Russian military intelligence, Colonel Anatoly Chepiga, and Petrov is a military doctor, GRU officer Alexander Mishkin.

Ambassadors from 28 countries of the European Union agreed on restrictive measures against the employees of the GRU (currently the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces), TASS reports on Wednesday, January 16, with reference to the representative of the EU Council.

According to him, four GRU officers would be subject to sanctions. Among them are Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom London officially accused of poisoning the former GRU Colonel Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia in British Salisbury in March 2018.

The list will also include five Syrian citizens, said the EU Council, without specifying who. The final list will be approved on January 28, RIA Novosti informs.

According to the investigation of Bellingcat and The Insider, Boshirov is in fact an employee of the Russian military intelligence, Colonel Anatoly Chepiga, and Petrov is a military doctor, GRU officer Alexander Mishkin.

The Skripals were found unconscious on March 4. London believes that they were exploded to Novichok nerve agent, and blamed Russia for what happened. Moscow denies all accusations of involvement in the incident.

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