LONDON, Mar 5 â€“ RIA Novosti, Maria Tobacco. Police in the English County of Wiltshire does not disclose the identity of victims as a result of poisoning by an unknown substance, said RIA Novosti the representative of the police.
Bi-bi-si with reference to its own sources claims that the injured man is a 66-year-old Russian ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, who received asylum in Britain after an exchange of spies between Russia and the United States in 2010, when Russia gave ten people, including Anna Chapman.
“We don’t call the names of the victims,” said police spokesman Wiltshire.
Retired Colonel GRU of the General staff of the Russian Armed forces Skripal in 2006 was sentenced by the Moscow district military court to 13 years imprisonment. Skripal during service in the Armed forces of the Russian Federation since the mid 90-ies was recruited by British intelligence, which passed the information constituting a state secret.
Skripal was in the UK after was pardoned by the President of the Russian Federation and exchanged, together with two convicted of spying for 10 people arrested in the United States.