BBC journalist mark urban, who recently released the book the Skripal files about the life of former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal before and after poisoning in Salisbury in March 2018, said that there were plans of assassination and other defectors from the Russian Federation.
In an interview with the Russian service Bi-bi-si, he said that the Violinist just happened to be the most achievable for the Russian intelligence services, informs “New time”.
Urban noted that in his book he mentioned an incident, in 2016, Russia has been trying to hunt down a defector from the foreign intelligence Service of the Russian Federation Colonel Alexander Poteyev.
“But this man lives in America and it was hard to get,” said the journalist.
Urban also added that the Violinist was easy to find.
“Children of Violinist Julia and Sasha – went to Russia. We can assume that their emails and other communications are intercepted. Therefore, it is possible to learn a lot about how he lived a Violinist. When he was away from home when not. On 3 March, Julia went to London. And this, too, it must have been known. All this could help to understand when a Violinist and how you can give up (poisoning) in action,” he said.
Earlier it was reported that in the book The Skripal files says that a former Russian spy most of the time spent at home in front of the TV, watching the news of the Russian propaganda of the First channel, and, despite his position, “largely shared the position of the Russian government.”