Former KGB agent says he was warned of Skripal poisoning
First time, when I was communicated, [it] was [a] chilling message. I took it as a joke because I didn’t believe [it]
Boris Karpichkov, former KGB agent, told today’s Good Morning Britain he was warned Sergei Skripal would be poisoned after receiving a threatening message.
Boris said: “It was exactly on the date of my birthday which was 12th February, so it was about three weeks ago. [The] message [said] that something bad is going to happen with me and some other people, including Mr [Sergei] Skripal who I had no idea who this person is."
Boris told us he received the message “by burning telephone” and added: “No [I did not report it]. I didn’t regard it to be serious. Such warnings, threats, passed on to me, it’s happened before, I’m still alive."
Asked whom he believes is responsible, Boris said: “The Russian Secret Service, FSB specifically.”