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Date: 9 months ago   Category: Society

Bellingcat and The Insider: a real name of "Alexander Petrov" — Alexander Mishkin


According to editions, the second alleged poisoner of Skripal — the army doctor is from the Arkhangelsk region. In the publication it is told how Mishkin has been allegedly enlisted by GRU and that there was then Alexander Petrov of the Photo: A freeze frame with video of RT/TASS Bellingcat and The Insider TV channel have published allegedly real name of the second alleged poisoner Sergey Skripal. Bellingcat has defined "Alexander Petrov" as the medical officer Alexander Evgenyevich Mishkin serving in GRU. Mishkin's identification was based on a set of open sources, testimonies of his acquaintances and also copies of documents, including the scan of his passport. The Bellingcat group promises to describe all process of identification in the full report which will be published in the nearest future. So far it is said that Alexander Mishkin was born in 1979 in the village Loyga Arkhangelskom of area. He has graduated from one of the Russian elite army medical colleges and has received profession of the doctor of Naval Forces. During training Mishkin has been enlisted by GRU.B 2010 he has moved to Moscow where he has received a cover surname and also the second internal and international passport addressed to Alexander Petrov. From 2011 to 2018 Alexander Mishkin traveled to the period under a new name much. In particular, Bellingcat has found several his trips to Ukraine, in the self-proclaimed Dnestr Republic, last of which was already during the Kiev Maidan in December, 2013. Mishkin's rank is unknown, but considering that graduates of medical academy are entitled the senior lieutenant, and that since his release has passed 15 years, Bellingcat assumes that now his rank — the colonel or the lieutenant colonel .Bellingcat and The Insider say that they have conducted an interview of several sources familiar with Mishkin, both in St. Petersburg, and in his native Loyge. Detailed investigation is promised for morning of Tuesday. To add BFM.ru to your sources of news?

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