United Kingdom group Bellingcat: Putin honored poisoning suspect in 2014

The website reports Mishkin travelled to Salisbury under the alias Alexander Petrov

The website reports Mishkin travelled to Salisbury under the alias Alexander Petrov

Bellingcat claims Alexander Miskin, a military doctor working for Russian intelligence, travelled to Salisbury in southern England to target Sergei Skripal, the BBC reports.

Bellingcat said the real name of the man previously known as "Alexander Petrov" was Alexander Yevgenyevich Mishkin.

The investigative team at Bellingcat said the identification process included multiple open sources, testimony from people familiar with the suspect, as well as copies of personally identifying documents, including a scanned copy of his passport.

Last month, the website revealed the identity of the other suspect as Col. Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga, a special forces veteran, who went by the name to British police as "Ruslan Boshirov".

"Until early September 2014, Mishkin's registered home address in Moscow was Khoroshevskoe Shosse 76B - the address of the headquarters of the GRU", Bellingcat's investigation concluded.

Britain's Daily Telegraph newspaper also named Mishkin in a separate report published on Monday.

Russia has denied any involvement in the case and has claimed the two Russians were in Salisbury on a tourist trip.

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Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was also hospitalised after coming into contact with the substance at Mr Skripal's home.

Dr Mishkin was born in July 1979 in the village of Loyga in the Archangelsk district of northern Russian Federation, and until September 2014 his registered home address in Moscow was the same as the headquarters of the GRU, Bellingcat said.

In June, a British citizen, Dawn Sturgess, died and her boyfriend, Charlie Rowley, fell ill when they stumbled across remnants of the poison in a town near Salisbury.

The group says it will provide forensic evidence and further information about how it identified Dr Mishkin on Tuesday (local time).

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT's editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals' poisoning.

British police have said they would not comment on speculation about the real identities of the men.

The US Justice Department also charged seven GRU officers in an alleged worldwide hacking rampage that targeted more than 250 athletes, a Pennsylvania-based nuclear energy company, a Swiss chemical laboratory and the chemical weapons watchdog.

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