Also, the British police for the first time officially confirmed that the real names of “Petrov” and “Boshirov” are Alexander Mishkin and Anatoly Chepiga.
British police say they now have enough evidence to claim that the three Russians acted as a team and met several times in London.
Chepiga, Mishkin and Sergeev were charged in absentia with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, causing grievous bodily harm, and the use and storage of chemical weapons.
As a reminder, earlier The Insider and Bellingcat managed to establish the real name and details of the biography of the third poisoner from the GRU, who participated in the assassination attempt in Salisbury, and before that in a similar attempt on the gunsmith Gebrev in Bulgaria. The employee hiding under the name “Sergei Fedotov” is named Denis Vyacheslavovich Sergeev. And he is connected not only with the attempt on the Skripals. The Insider and Bellingcat managed to obtain information on Fedotov’s movements in 2012–2018, the geography of these trips is quite wide, it includes Western and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and the Middle East.
Sergeev was born on September 17, 1973 in the small town of Usharal in Kazakhstan on the border with China. Then he served in the army in Novorossiysk, after which in the early 2000s he moved to Moscow, entered the Military Academy (in slang – “conservatory”), which trains GRU officers. Today he continues to live in Moscow with his wife and daughter.