Russian journalists say Britain is about to name a third Salisbury attack suspect

The Russian news website Fontanka says a third suspect in the Salisbury attack was traveling under the (likely false) identity “Sergey Fedotov.” Without naming its sources, Fontanka claims that the British authorities will soon announce that “Fedotov” was in London in March 2018 on the same days as “Alexander Petrov” and “Ruslan Boshirov” (the two men already identified as suspects in the poisoning case). The third man apparently arrived in Britain on a separate flight, but left on the same plane as the other two alleged GRU agents.

According to Fontanka, “Fedotov” was also in Prague in 2014, with “Petrov” and “Boshirov,” when they were allegedly failing Sergey Skripal, as he met with Czech intelligence officers.

In late September, the British newspaper The Telegraph reported that local officials had identified a third GRU agent who supposedly carried out reconnaissance work ahead of the attack in Salisbury.