Former commander of Chepiga calls investigation into Boshirov “schizophrenia”
According to Borzhko, Chepiga was trained to serve in hot spots, to run combat missions, and not to do agency work.
Former commander of the Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School cadet Anatoly Chepiga Alexander Borzhko called the investigation of The Insider and Bellingcat "schizophrenia." According to him, the information about Chepiga's involvement in the poisoning of the Skripals in Salisbury is false.
According to Borzhko, Chepiga was trained to work in hot spots, to carry out combat missions, and not to do agency work. He confirmed that Anatoly was graduated from the DVOKU in 2001.
Meanwhile, Business FM talked to a graduate of the school from the same year, who stated that he did not remember anyone with surname Chepiga. "We have our own forums, we are constantly chatting. I hear about Chepiga for the first time ever," he said.
The Kremlin does not have information about the awarding Colonel Anatoly Chepiga, who is Ruslan Boshirov, the title of the hero of Russia. This was stated by press secretary of the Russian President Dmitry Peskov.
"Yes, we checked it. I have no information that a person with this name was awarded," he said.
Peskov added that the Kremlin does not intend to participate in "the massaging of this issue", as well as "reasoning who looks like someone else, and so on." According to Peskov, 15 Stalins and 15 Lenins run about Red Square, and all are very similar to the original.
Recall that the authors of the investigation of Bellingcat andThe Insider stated that Ruslan Boshirov, who us the suspect in the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, is Colonel GRU Anatoly Chepiga, who was awarded the title Hero of Russia.
The publication and the research team provide an extract from the Russian Passport system from 2014 and archival photographs as the evidence. Moreover, Kommersant published material with Chepiga's villagers, who confirmed that their countryman and Boshirov is one person.