UK authorities insisted on the introduction of EU sanctions against senior Russian intelligence, which London considers responsible for poisoning in Salisbury of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.
It is reported by UNN with reference to the newspaper The Times.
According to sources, the list of sanctions will include “a dozen people”. We are talking about the leadership of the Main Directorate of the General staff of the Armed forces of the Russian Federation, in which publication appears under the same name – the Main intelligence Directorate. Sanctions can be imposed within the agreed EU restrictive measures against countries that use chemical weapons.
According to The Times, the United Kingdom hopes to enlist the support of France and Germany. In addition, in October the head of the British foreign Minister Jeremy hunt discussed the issue of sanctions with a colleague from Hungary. In the framework of the sanctions London wants to freeze the assets of Russians and prevent them from entering the EU. The British government expects to obtain the approval of the partner countries “within a few weeks,” said the newspaper. Publication of the blacklist is scheduled for Dec.
As previously reported UNN, Yulia and Sergei Skripal had been poisoned by the substance of the nerve in March of this year in the British city of Salisbury, later both on the mend and was discharged from the hospital. According to the UK, for poisoning involved the Russian intelligence in particular, Russians Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Boslow, which London calls the GRU. Moscow denies all the charges, and these persons he calls “civil”.
It should be noted that Petrov and Bashirov — the Russians, the names of which are called fictitious. According to the Bellingcat investigation and The Insider, under the name Ruslan is hiding Bashirov 39-year-old Colonel Anatoly Chapiha.
As reported UNN, October 8 journalists of Bellingcat published a report which stated that the real name of the second suspect in the poisoning of Violinist Alexander Mishkin. According to them, “Alexander Petrov” — not a real character, and the secret alias of the employee of the Russian security Agency, a military doctor who served in the GRU.