New York Times: GRU unit that poisoned Skripal operating in Europe for decade at least

New York Times: GRU unit that poisoned Skripal operating in Europe for decade at least
GRU building Photo: Sergey Bobylev / TASS

Experts have come to the conclusion that some known operations and, possibly, others that we do not know about yet, are part of coordinated actions to destabilize Europe.

The Russian military unit 29 155 of the Main Directorate of the General Staff (GRU) has been operating in Europe for at least a decade, according to an article published in the New York Times. It is the military personnel of that unit who are believed to have poisoned Sergey Skripal and participated in the attempted murder of the Bulgarian arms dealer Emelian Gebrev.

The publication says that unit 29,155 was also involved in a 2014 campaign to destabilize Moldova and tried to make a coup in Montenegro in 2016.

Western security experts have come to the conclusion that some known operations and, possibly, others that we do not know about yet, are part of coordinated actions to destabilize Europe. New York Times notes that elite units of the Russian special services trained in sabotage, disruption and murder are involved in the operations.

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