Salisbury poisoning suspect is Russian colonel – reports

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Website says Ruslan Boshirov is in fact Anatolly Chepiga, a highly decorated GRU officer

Investigative journalists have claimed to have identified one of the two suspects in the Salisbury poisoning as a highly decorated officer in Russia’s military intelligence service (GRU).

The online investigative sites Bellingcat and The Insider identified one of the two suspects – previously named as Ruslan Boshirov – as Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga, a veteran of Russian special forces who was awarded the country’s highest state award, Hero of the Russian Federation.

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