Third Russian Individual Potentially Tied to Skripal Under Investigation By Bulgaria

Bulgaria has reopened a 2015 investigation into the poisoning of a prominent arms dealer after it emerged that this case might be connected to the nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, who was poisoned last year in the U.K. This occurred after Bellingcat, a watchdog that lauds itself as “the home of online investigations,” released a report which suggested that a third, “unknown” Russian operative in the British case was also connected to the 2015 case in Bulgaria. A previous blog post, authored by Maria O’Sullivan, noted that “On June 27, 2018, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) gained the power to assign blame for chemical weapons attacks.” In a hopeful final note, this blog post mused that the measure “was a large stepping stone towards international accountability.” However, despite the promise which this measure still holds for accountability, measures taken by Russia and…

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