Boyfriend of Salisbury poisoning sufferer Yulia Skripal has not been seen for 3 years after vanishing following the assault, a pal claims
- Stepan Vikeev, boyfriend of Salisbury assault sufferer Yulia Skripal, has ‘vanished’
- He has not been seen for 3 years for the reason that homicide plot, a supply has stated
- Sources claimed Mr Vikeev works for the Institute of Trendy Safety Issues
The mysterious boyfriend of Salisbury assault sufferer Yulia Skripal disappeared after the homicide plot and has not been seen for 3 years, a supply claims.
Allegations that Stepan Vikeev had been concerned with the Russian secret providers arose after he vanished after his girlfriend Miss Skripal and her double agent father Sergei Skripal had been poisoned with a Russian nerve agent in 2018.
Mr Vikeev and Miss Skripal had reportedly deliberate to get married and begin a household collectively earlier than the poisoning – regardless of their mother and father’ disapproval, a supply claimed.
Moscow safety sources beforehand claimed Mr Vikeev, 32, works for a secretive firm referred to as the Institute of Trendy Safety Issues. The clandestine organisation was run by his mom Tatiana who was stated to be an ‘integral half’ of the FSB, which changed the KGB on the finish of the Soviet Union.
Allegations that Stepan Vikeev had been concerned with the Russian secret providers arose after he vanished after his girlfriend Miss Skripal and her agent father Sergei Skripal had been poisoned
Nonetheless a pal advised Mirror: ‘Nobody has seen him. He has vanished off the face of the earth. There are two faculties of thought – the primary was that he was a ‘honeytrap’ concerned with the Russian authorities proper from the very begin. Subsequently he’s now being protected by the FSB in a secure home the place nobody will discover him.
‘Or has his mom, who could be very rich, whisked him away?’
The supply added that Mr Vikeev’s mom had not been supporting of his relationship with Miss Skripal and had been ‘hostile’ to her due to her ‘traitor’ spy father.
Yulia Skripal. Russia’s media have additionally been unable to find any hint of Mr Vikeev
Yulia Skripal, left, and her father Sergei, each survived an tried assassination which has been blamed on Russian safety providers who used a nerve agent Novichock
Beforehand sources had stated Mr Skripal, 66, had not been keen on his daughter’s boyfriend Mr Vikeev.
A supply near the household stated: ‘Sergei had reservations about Stepan however she advised her father she needed to be with Stepan.’
Miss Skripal, 33, was left very upset when she tried to name Mr Vikeev however he didn’t reply his telephone after she made a exceptional restoration in hospital.
Russia’s media have additionally been unable to find any hint of Mr Vikeev.
Each Miss Skripal and her father survived the poisoning although Mr Skripal, who was jailed in Russia in 2006 for promoting secrets and techniques to MI6, required a tracheotomy and now breathes by way of a tube.
The assault later claimed the lifetime of mother-of-three Daybreak Sturgess, who is believed to have come into contact with the nerve agent after selecting up a fragrance bottle in a public park.