Source: Chepiga awarded Hero of Russia for Yanukovych’s exportation from Ukraine
Investigative journalist Sergey Kanev, who fled abroad because of the threat of arrest, reported that.
GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, who looks like 'Salisbury Tourist' and Skripal suspect Ruslan Boshirov, got the title of Hero of Russia for his participation in the evacuation of ex-President of Ukraine Viktor Yanukovych to the Crimea during the 2014 coup d'état. Investigative journalist Sergey Kanev, who fled abroad because of the possible arrest, reported that. According to him, Chepiga commanded a special forces unit that protected Yanukovych at his residence in Mezhigorye, and then took him to Russia.
The former colleague of Chepiga told Novaya Gazeta that the GRU Colonel is indeed the Hero of Russia. There is also the honorary board at the alma mater of the scout - the Far Eastern Higher Combined Arms Command School. The ex-colleague assured that the title was given for the Crimea.
Recall, a group of investigative journalists from The Insider and Bellingcat found out that GRU Colonel Anatoly Chepiga looks like 'tourist' Ruslan Boshirov, who is accused of Sergei Skripal's poisoning by the UK.