Skripal suspect ‘was made Hero of Russia’ by President Putin



Sitting next to the leaders of China and Japan, Vladimir Putin insisted Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were civilians with “nothing criminal” about their trip to Salisbury.
A fortnight later and it has been claimed that the Russian president himself bestowed the nation’s highest military honour on Boshirov, whose real identity is said to be Anatoliy Chepiga, a highly decorated colonel in the GRU intelligence service.
Online investigative group Bellingcat says it has uncovered records that show Col Chepiga was quietly given the Hero of the Russian Federation award around four years... read more

 
27 September 2018 in Politics, Views: 73
Source: Scotsman
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