Berezovsky’s ally possibly poisoned before being killed

Berezovsky’s ally possibly poisoned before being killed
Nikolay Glushkov

The police once again turned their attention to the incident during the investigation of Glushkov’s murder and the poisoning of the Skripals.

Ex-Aeroflot Top Manager and Berezovsky’s ally, Nikolay Glushkov, whose body was found in his own house this past spring, could have been poisoned several years prior to that time. This is reported by The Guardian referring to its sources.

British police officers qualify Glushkov’s death as murder. In 2013, the businessman already told the police that he had survived an attempted poisoning. Journalists note that it happened six months after Glushkov publicly announced that Moscow was involved in Berezovsky's death.

Glushkov said that he had run into two strangers at the Schiphol airport in the Netherlands. After a while, he met them at the hotel in Bristol. The Russians offered the businessman champagne. Glushkov took the offer and invited them to his hotel room.

The following day, an ambulance was called to the businessman's room. The doctors found Glushkov on the floor. He told them that he had drunk champagne with Russians the day before, then suddenly lost consciousness, and came to his senses only the next morning. According to the doctor, the businessman stated that he had been poisoned because of his ties with Berezovsky. After the examination, doctors diagnosed him with heart rhythm disturbance.

According to British journalists, the police once again turned their attention to the incident during the investigation of Glushkov’s murder and the poisoning of the Skripals. The investigators do not rule out that it could indeed be poisoning.

To recall, Glushkov’s body was found a week after the attempt on the Skripals. According to the investigation, he could have been strangled by a dog leash.

Nikolay Glushkov was an ally of Boris Berezovsky. In 1991, he worked in AvtoVAZ, and in 1996, he took the post of Deputy Director of Aeroflot. In this position, the investigators charged him with the multimillion-dollar embezzlement of the company's funds. In 2010, he was granted political asylum in Britain.

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