Media discover Russians with IDs similar to those of Petrov and Boshirov. They’re registered with GRU
In the documents, they specified the Main Directorate of the General Staff of Russia on Khoroshevskoye Highway as their address for residence permit.
Journalists have identified the owners of foreign passports with document IDs that differ by one digit from those of the ‘Skripals’ poisoners.’ They specified the Main Directorate of the General Staff of Russia on Khoroshevskoye Highway as their address for the residence permit. Fontanka learned this as part of its investigation.
According to the bailiffs' base, the passport differing by one digit from Boshirov's passport belongs to a certain Krymsky, who was fined for violation of traffic rules in 2015. He specified the Russian Military Intelligence building on Khoroshevskoye Highway as his place of residence.
Another passport with a similar document ID was granted to Mr. Andreev. According to the publication, in 2016, he went to Belgrade. Journalists note that at this time, an attempted coup d'état occurred in neighboring Montenegro. Andreev’s details were also found in the Federal Bailiff Service database, where it was stated that he had been fined for an administrative violation. He also specified the aforementioned address as his place of residence.
In addition, the publication found out that Andreev was accompanied by a certain Potemkin during his trip to Belgrade. In the documents, the same address is indicated.
Recall that UK accuses Russia of an attempt to poison former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter. Insider and Bellingcat have provided evidence of Petrov and Boshirov’s association with special services. The Russian government denies its involvement in the poisoning.
Sweeping purge of Novosibirsk governmental structures – clampdown on corruption ties between local elite clans and their ‘patrons’ in law enforcement agencies?
Two governmental structures – judicial and watchdog agencies – have been ‘decapitated’ in the Novosibirsk region. The sweeping purge of the Regional Prosecutor’s Office was not as severe as the media had reported – but the key figures have already been removed from office. In fact, the large-scale unscheduled inspection carried out by a commission dispatched by the Prosecutor General’s Office has just begun. Who else is going to resign ‘voluntarily’? Who has initiated the sweeping purge of the watchdog authority? And what high-profile corruption cases are forthcoming?