Bulgaria examines link between Skripal and Sofia poisonings
Suspect in attempted killing of a former spy in the UK is being probed over nerve-agent attack on Bulgarian arms dealer
Sofia — Bulgaria is investigating a possible link between a nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in England in 2018 and the poisoning of an arms dealer in Sofia in 2015. Bulgarian chief prosecutor Sotir Tsatsarov said on Monday that Sergei Fedotov, a suspect in the attempted killing of former spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, visited Bulgaria three times in 2015 and was there in April when local arms dealer Emilian Gebrev was poisoned. In October 2018, Russian news website Fontanka named Fedotov, who it said worked for the country’s GRU military intelligence service, as the third suspect in the Skripal case. Tsatsarov said prosecutors had compiled significant data on Fedotov’s trips to Bulgaria as part of an investigation into Gebrev’s poisoning that was reopened in October. “We are establishing all moments while he was on Bulgarian territory, the hotels, the vehicles he used, contacts with Bulgarian citizens,” Tsatsarov said.
Former double agent Skripal and his daughter ...