The Public Services Agency announced that they have initiated an internal service investigation, after information appeared in the public space that, in October 2014, a Russian agent managed to cross the Czech border with a Moldovan passport issued for the identity, Nicolai Popa.
Russian agents Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom London suspects of poisoning former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, have been announced in an international search by the Czech police. One of the men is suspected of identifying himself with a Moldovan passport in October 2014, when he arrived in the Czech Republic.
“In the context of the information that appeared in the public space, regarding the use of a Moldovan passport, on the name Nicolai Popa, the Public Services Agency informs that we initiated a domestic service investigation”, it is shown in an information note.
The officials claim that once the internal investigations are completed, they will return with details on this subject.
The Czech Republic has expelled 18 members of the Russian embassy in Prague on suspicion that Russian secret services were involved in the explosion at an ammunition depot in 2014, and Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov were declared in the international search.
According to the Czech police, in October 2014, GRU members Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov managed to cross the Czech border with a Moldovan passport issued for the identity of Nicolai Popa and another from Tajikistan, issued in the name of Ruslan Tabarov.
On October 16, 2014, several explosions took place in an ammunition depot. The blasts killed two employees of a private company that had rented the warehouse from a state-owned company.