British police have identified a third Russian national allegedly involved in the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury in March 2018, London's Metropolitan Police Service said in a statement on Twitter on Tuesday, APA reports citing TASS.
According to the Met Police, a man named Sergey Fedotov "is charged with conspiracy to murder, attempted murder, grievous bodily harm, possession and use of a chemical weapon."
The UK Counter Terrorism Policing (CTP), in turn, confirmed that on September 21, charges had been "authorized against a third person in relation to the ongoing investigation into the Salisbury Novichok attack." The CTP noted that detectives "have continued to investigate the attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey in March 2018, as well as the murder of Dawn Sturgess and poisoning of Charlie Rowley in Amesbury in June 2018."
According to the CTP, "as a result of these continued enquiries, a third man known as ‘Sergey Fedotov’ was identified." "Prosecutors from the CPS Counter Terrorism Division considered the evidence and they have concluded that there is sufficient evidence to provide a realistic prospect of conviction." "Police enquiries uncovered evidence to show that ‘Sergey Fedotov’ is an alias for ‘Denis Sergeev’ and that he is a member of the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU. Evidence gathered also shows that ‘Ruslan Boshirov’ and ‘Alexander Petrov’ are aliases for ‘Anatoliy Chepiga’ and ‘Alexander Mishkin’ respectively and that these individuals are members of the GRU," the CTP pointed out.