Anatoliy Chepiga

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Anatoliy Chepiga
Birth name Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga
Nickname(s) Ruslan Boshirov
Born (1979-04-05) 5 April 1979 (age 39)
Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
Allegiance  Soviet Union Russia
Service Main Intelligence Directorate
Rank Polkovnik (equiv. Colonel)
Battles/wars Second Chechen War, Russia's military aggression to Ukraine

Anatoliy Vladimirovich Chepiga (Russian: Анатолий Владимирович Чепига, born 5 April 1979) is a colonel in the Russian General Staff′s Main Directorate (also known as GRU), the military intelligence service of the Russian Federation. He is reported to have served in the Second Chechen War and the Russia's military aggression to Ukraine.[1] In 2014, Chepiga received the order of Hero of the Russian Federation,[2] the highest honour awarded by the President of Russia.[3]

Bellingcat and its investigative partner The Insider claimed that Chepiga was one of the suspects in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal and the killing of Dawn Sturgess, having travelled to the United Kingdom under the alias Ruslan Boshirov.[4][5][6]

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  1. ^ "Skripal Suspect Boshirov Identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga". 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  2. ^ "ДВОКУ". www.dvocu.ru. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Skripal suspect 'was made Hero of Russia' by President Putin". 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  4. ^ "Skripal Suspect Boshirov Identified as GRU Colonel Anatoliy Chepiga". 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  5. ^ "Солберецкие, часть третья. «Бошировым» оказался «Герой России», полковник ГРУ Анатолий Чепига" [Solberetskys, Part Three. "BOSHIROV" turned out to be "Hero of Russia", Colonel of the GRU Anatoly Chepiga]. The Insider. 26 September 2018. Retrieved 26 September 2018.
  6. ^ Roth, Andrew; Dodd, Vikram (26 September 2018). "Salisbury poisoning suspect identified as Russian colonel". the Guardian. Retrieved 26 September 2018.

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