Sputnik: Moscow Dismisses Reports About 'Russian Defector' in Skripal Case13 September 2018 | 21:39 | FOCUS News Agency
"The Russian side has no information about this mysterious character, no one from our embassy in Rome has 'run away'," she said.
According to Zakharova, UK media have reported on a Russian defector, a former employee of the Russian Embassy in Rome, who was allegedly recruited by UK intelligence, code-named Apollo, and who allegedly provided the real names of the poisoners of Skripals.
Last week, British officials charged Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov with carrying out a failed nerve agent attack on former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury in early March.
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