British authorities on Tuesday, September 21, formally charged a third Russian national with conspiracy to murder in the 2018 poisonings of Sergey and Yulia Skripal in Salisbury.
According to London Law Enforcement, Sergey Fedotov, quoted by securityinternazionale.luiss.it, also known as Denis Sergeev, cooperated with two other Russian agents in the murder of the Skripals, caused by poisoning by the nerve agent Novichok. The defendant was charged with conspiracy to commit murder, attempted murder, grievous bodily harm and possession and use of a chemical weapon. “A third man, known as “Sergey Fedotov,” has been identified,” police said in a statement, noting that evidence of his guilt had been submitted to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). “Prosecutors in the CPS Counter-Terrorism Division have considered the evidence and concluded that it is sufficient to provide a realistic prospect of conviction,” the official statement read.
The London authorities then revealed that, thanks to the evidence gathered during the investigation, it was possible to confirm and prove that Sergey Fedotov is, in fact, Denis Sergeev, a member of the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU.