Skripal Files: Skripal refuses to move to the US
British journalist Mark Urban's book states.
On Thursday, a book called Skripal Files, written by BBC television and radio journalist Mark Ruban, hit the shelves of UK bookstores; it is based on conversations with GRU ex-Сolonel Sergei Skripal.
The author of the book scribes the life of the runaway spy after poisoning and his near future. It became known that Sergei Skripal will not return to Salisbury, where the nerve agent attack took place, “his house will be occupied by British taxpayers”. Now the question of his dwelling is at stake. In the meantime, he and his daughter remain under the protection of law enforcement.
“But if they are placed in a safe haven and under police protection for several months, even for a year, this cannot last forever,” RIA Novosti quotes the book.
The author also claims that Skripal had already received a proposal to move to the United States, but he refused. The idea of moving to the United States under the new documents was not approved by his daughter.
“But none of them liked this idea,” the author writes.
Six months ago, no one could predict the state of the MIA General Administration for St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region by the time of the forthcoming elections. After the appointment of Moscow general Roman Plugin in charge of it, the St. Petersburg police has undergone significant changes. Major general of justice Oleg Antropov, Head of the Main Investigations Directorate, is ‘the last man standing’ from the old command of the MIA General Administration. Most probably, he is going to become the next victim of ‘janitor’ Plugin.