The Insider and Bellingcat: “Alexey Petrov” from the Scripalea case turned out to be a military doctor from the GRU Mishkin
“Aleksey Petrov,” suspected of being infected with Skripale, turned out to be a military doctor from the GRU, Alexander Mishkin, according to a joint investigation of the Russian Internet publication The Insider and the research group Bellingcat.
Earlier, The Insider and Bellingcat named the name of another suspect, “Ruslan Boshirov,” Anatoly Chepiga. This information is subsequently indirectly confirmed.
The Insider and Bellingcat learned the real name and true biography of the second defendant in Skripale poisoning, hiding under the name "Alexander Petrov", "Petrov" turned out to be the military doctor Alexander Mishkin, also an employee of the Main Directorate of the General Staff of the Russian Federation (earlier - GRU).
Tomorrow, Tuesday, October 9 at 3:00 pm The Insider and Bellingcat will publish their investigation, which will set out a detailed biography of Mishkin / Petrov, starting from his life in a remote village in the Arkhangelsk region, ending with his participation in special operations in Ukraine, Transnistria and countries Western Europe.
According to these data, Alexander Mishkin was born on July 13, 1979 in the village of Loyga in the Arkhangelsk Region, he studied at the prestigious military medical academy, and during his training he received an offer to join military intelligence. In 2011–2018, Mishkin traveled under the name of Petrov and visited Ukraine and Transnistria - including during Euromaidan in December 2013.
Until September 2014, Mishkin was registered in Moscow at Khoroshevskoe Highway 76B - this is the address of the GRU headquarters.
Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia were found in serious condition in Salisbury in early March. British Prime Minister Theresa May said that Skripali was poisoned by the Novice Nerve Alert (A-234), developed in Russia. Russian authorities have denied the allegations.
On September 5, London named the suspects in the poisoning - Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. On September 12, Vladimir Putin announced that “we know who they are, we found them” and they are “civilians, of course,” the next day, Petrov and Boshirov gave an interview to RT chief editor Margarita Simonyan. In particular, they stated that they were in Salisbury as tourists. The charges associated with poisoning, they deny.