FSB looking for police officers responsible for leak of Petrov and Boshirov profiles

FSB looking for police officers responsible for leak of Petrov and Boshirov profiles
Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov

The special services believe that Russian Interior Ministry officials could have cooperated with the press to sell passport applications and border-crossing data of the two men suspected of poisoning the Skripals in Salisbury.

The FSB is looking into the leakage of personal data of the suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, Rosbalt reported. The Russian special services became concerned after the men’s passport applications and border-crossing data were made public.

According to an informed source, the FSB assumes that Russian Interior Ministry officials could have cooperated with the press to sell the information. "Serious measures will be taken against those individuals," the Rosbalt source said.

Earlier, Bellingcat and The Insider had published the map of Petrov and Boshirov’s Europe trips. The investigation notes that the suspects got their travel passports issued in 2016.

British Prime Minister Theresa May accused Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov of complicity to the poisoning of the Skripals in early September. British law enforcers consider the men Russian spies. On September 13, Petrov and Boshirov gave an interview to the RT editor Margarita Simonyan and said they worked in the fitness industry and had been in Salisbury as tourists. The next day, The Insider and Bellingcat published their ID data that supposedly prove they had something to do with the security forces.

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