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M.N.: It does not make any sense to stonewall and to obfuscate. It makes all the sense to work together. – 4:04 AM 10/1/2018 | FBI News Review

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M.N.: There is some confusion and contradiction in the news reports: the earlier reports claimed or implied that the two Russians arrested in the Netherlands for hacking are Boshirov and Petrov, this report: “Two more Russians reportedly arrested for plotting a cyber hack connected to poisoning“, implies that these are different persons. 

Where is the truth? 

My respectful recommendation to Mr. Putin and the Russian Leaders is: 

Do not fight these accusations (this whole incident and others) by claiming that it is a slander, we do not know yet where the truth is. 

Say this:  

“The attacks on the Western Democracies and their citizens is the same like the attack on us and  our citizens, and we will do everything to help to solve these crimes if any were committed, and to bring the suspects to justice.” 

Appoint the best detective, heading the best investigative team in the country (I am sure that there are some very good criminal detectives in Russia) to conduct this investigation on the Russian side with the pledge of the complete, full, in good faith cooperation with the British team. Let them work together and consult each other freely during this and the other, similar investigations. 

It does not make any sense to stonewall and to obfuscate. It makes all the sense to work together. Generally, the hostile attitudes stemming from the insecurity have to stop. 

These latest shows are complex but at the same time they are simple; they all seem to be from the same opera and from the same hypothetical source which I call the New Abwehr. This hypothesis has to be taken very seriously, the Russian people are very well familiar with these dangers. And now, just like then, you need the good allies. The same good old Allies. 

And the New Abwehr does everything in its power, just like before, to break this Alliance. 

Michael Novakhov 

10.1.18

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Zakharova Slams Bellingcat Report Alleging Salisbury Suspects Had no ID Records
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U.K. investigation says Novichok poisoning suspects detained and released by Dutch this year
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With the confession of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, the American special prosecutor Robert Mueller has recorded his biggest success so far. Manafort has admitted what Mueller’s investigators uncovered in laborious, month-long work: a criminal construct of lobbying activities in the interests of the former Ukrainian government under the pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych, accompanied by money laundering and tax fraud. A total of $ 60 million flowed from Ukraine to Manafort, who unlawfully did not register as a lobbyist for a foreign government. Despite his confession, he is expected to remain behind bars for many years.

Gusenbauer, Prodi and Kwasniewski

Weder politisch noch juristisch aufgearbeitet ist jedoch der europäische Zweig dieses Lobbying-Skandals: Weitgehend unbeachtet geblieben ist der Umstand, dass Manafort mit seinem Schuldbekenntnis vom Freitag auch eine Reihe von ehemaligen europäischen Spitzenpolitikern schwer belastet hat. Unter ihnen sind der frühere österreichische Bundeskanzler und SPÖ-Vorsitzende Alfred Gusenbauer, der einstige EU-Kommissions-Präsident und italienische Ministerpräsident Romano Prodi, der ehemalige polnische Präsident Alexander Kwasniewski sowie ein weiteres, noch unbekanntes Mitglied der Lobbyisten-Gruppe, das es 2013 sogar schaffte, seine Ansichten bei einem Treffen mit dem damaligen amerikanischen Präsidenten Barack Obama einzubringen.

Manafort gab der illustren Gruppe laut amerikanischen Gerichtsakten den Namen «Habsburg-Gruppe». Als die Vorwürfe gegen Gusenbauer und seine Gefährten im Februar erstmals publik wurden, wurden sie von den Betroffenen stark relativiert oder ganz abgestritten. Mit Manaforts Geständnis gibt es jedoch keinen Grund mehr, an ihrer Stichhaltigkeit zu zweifeln. In der aussergerichtlichen Vereinbarung (Plea Agreement), die der Angeklagte mit dem Sonderstaatsanwalt traf, gab Manafort zu, in den Jahren 2012/13 über Offshore-Konten diskrete Zahlungen in der Höhe von gesamthaft mehr als zwei Millionen Euro an die «Habsburg-Gruppe» arrangiert zu haben. Um europäische Steuergesetze zu umgehen, habe der Vertrag mit der «Habsburg-Gruppe» fälschlicherweise festgehalten, dass deren Tätigkeit nur ausserhalb Europas stattfinden werde. In Wirklichkeit nahmen Gusenbauer, Prodi und Kwasniewski in Europa an diversen Konferenzen teil, um dort zum Thema Ukraine zu sprechen. Dass sie dabei von Manafort und letztlich von der Regierung Janukowitsch bezahlt wurden, hielten sie vor der Öffentlichkeit verborgen.

Eklatanter Interessenkonflikt

Besonders stossend ist der Fall des früheren polnischen Staatsoberhaupts Kwasniewski. Er erhielt im Juni 2012 vom damaligen Präsidenten des Europäischen Parlamentes, Martin Schulz, den Auftrag, zusammen mit einem britischen Politiker eine Monitoring-Mission in der Ukraine zu leiten. Es ging darum, das rechtsstaatlich fragwürdige Gerichtsverfahren gegen die inhaftierte ukrainische Oppositionsführerin Julia Timoschenko zu verfolgen, deren Freilassung damals viele westliche Politiker forderten. Die Berufung Kwasniewskis erscheint im Nachhinein als Fehlgriff. Schulz pries den Polen damals als weitherum respektierte Persönlichkeit von hoher internationaler Reputation. Doch in Wirklichkeit hatte sich Kwasniewski in einen unauflösbaren Interessenkonflikt verstrickt, indem er laut den amerikanischen Gerichtsakten gleichzeitig Geld von der ukrainischen Regierung annahm, die Timoschenko ins Gefängnis geworfen hatte. Seine Mission dauerte anderthalb Jahre und umfasste 27 Besuche in der Ukraine, bis zum Ausbruch des Volksaufstands gegen die Regierung Janukowitsch.

Kwasniewski dementierte im Juni 2018 gegenüber dem Magazin «Politico», je für Manafort gearbeitet zu haben. Er gab aber zu, ihn 2012 an einer Konferenz in Berlin getroffen und später in den USA eine Reihe von Gesprächen im Kongress und im State Department zum Thema Ukraine geführt zu haben. Wer die Treffen eingefädelt habe, könne er im Nachhinein nicht mehr rekonstruieren.

Gusenbauer, laut Manafort der Kopf der «Habsburg-Gruppe», bestritt im Juni gegenüber der österreichischen Zeitung «Der Standard» den Vorwurf des Lobbyings und die Gesamtsumme von zwei Millionen Euro. Er sprach lediglich davon, für die Teilnahme an Konferenzen bezahlt worden zu sein und diese Gelder auch versteuert zu haben. Die das Schuldeingeständnis von Manafort begleitenden Justizakten zeichnen jedoch ein anderes Bild. Demnach fädelte der amerikanische Lobbyist auch mehrere Treffen Gusenbauers in Washington ein, unter anderem mit dem Vorsitzenden des aussenpolitischen Komitees im Repräsentantenhaus und einem für die Ukraine zuständigen hohen Beamten im State Department. Der ehemalige Kanzler hätte sich für diese Aktivitäten gemäss amerikanischer Gesetzgebung als Lobbyist einer ausländischen Macht registrieren lassen müssen. Gusenbauer setzte stattdessen auf Verschwiegenheit: Er soll laut einem amerikanischen Dokument eingewilligt haben, diskret vorzugehen, und seine Tätigkeit als «Untergrund-Kommentierung» bezeichnet haben.

Oppositionsführerin Timoschenko angeschwärzt

Manafort sah seine Mission darin, die 2010 an die Macht gekommene Regierung Janukowitsch im Westen salonfähig zu machen. Angesichts der prorussischen Ausrichtung des ukrainischen Staatschefs und dessen krimineller Vergangenheit war dies kein einfaches Unterfangen. Manafort arbeitete jedoch nicht ohne Erfolg daran, Janukowitsch ein neues Image zu geben und ihn als Repräsentanten eines Staates darzustellen, der auf dem Weg zu Demokratie und Rechtsstaatlichkeit vorankam, der das Land mit einem Assoziierungsabkommen an die Europäische Union heranführen konnte. Die Manipulationen bei den Parlamentswahlen von 2012 und die politisch motivierte Inhaftierung Timoschenkos standen in eklatantem Widerspruch zu dieser Sichtweise. Entsprechend bemühte sich Manafort, Timoschenko in der Öffentlichkeit anzuschwärzen und eine amerikanische Kongressresolution, die ihre Freilassung forderte, zu verhindern.

Dass Gusenbauer, Prodi und Kwasniewski an Konferenzen und in Zeitungskommentaren für engere Beziehungen zwischen der Ukraine und dem Westen plädierten, war keine ungewöhnliche Forderung und entsprach wohl ohnehin ihren Überzeugungen. Aber mit ihrer Einschätzung an einer dieser Konferenzen, dass die Wahlen von 2012 einen «gewaltigen Fortschritt» bedeuteten, während eine Beobachtermission der OSZE von einem Rückschritt sprach, trugen sie zur Weisswaschung des Janukowitsch-Regimes bei. Vor allem jedoch müssen sich die Mitglieder des «Habsburg-Gruppe» den Vorwurf gefallen lassen, dass sie sich der Öffentlichkeit als unabhängige Elder Statesmen darstellten, während sie in Wirklichkeit im Solde Kiews standen.

Der rätselhafte vierte Mann ist ein Türke

Unklar bleibt, wer das ungenannte vierte Mitglied der Gruppe war. Das Team um den Sonderstaatsanwalt Mueller macht in den verfügbaren Akten nur vage Andeutungen, möglicherweise aus aussenpolitischer Rücksichtnahme. Demnach lobbyierte der unbekannte Spitzenpolitiker am 16. Mai 2013 in Washington für die Ukraine, als er den Ministerpräsidenten seines Landes zu einem Treffen mit Präsident Obama und Vizepräsident Joe Biden begleitete. Im öffentlichen Terminkalender des Weissen Hauses ist für jenen Tag nur ein solcher hochrangiger Besuch eingetragen – jener des türkischen Regierungschefs Erdogan. Begleitet wurde Erdogan, wie ein offizielles Bildshows, only from his secret service chief and from Ahmet Davutoglu, the then foreign minister and later prime minister of Turkey. It is quite common in the US to refer to Turkey as part of Europe. However, there is no evidence that Davutoglu was the fourth “European leader” in the “Habsburg group”.

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Two more Russians reportedly arrested for plotting a cyber hack connected to poisoning
Zakharova Slams Bellingcat Report Alleging Salisbury Suspects Had no ID Records
The “Sandworm Hacking Group” is the hypothetical connnection between the “PETRONAS” (Petrov Boshirov PERSONAS)  – the Salisbury Poisoning, and the Blackberry – Abedin’s device – Clinton’s emails – Anthony Weiner sexting affair – Democratic Party hack – US Elections 2016 Interference | FBI News Review
U.K. investigation says Novichok poisoning suspects detained and released by Dutch this year
Salisbury Novichok suspects ‘were detained in Netherlands earlier this year’
US disrupts Russian botnet of 500,000 hacked routers
sandworm hacking group – Google Search
boshirov petrov hacking – Google Search
Passport Similarities Could Be Exposing Russian Spies In Europe
boshirov and petrov – Google Search
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germany ukraine relations – Google Search
germany ukraine relations – Google Search
Are Germany and Russia friends?
germany ukraine relations – Google Search
Four MORE Russian suspects yet to be named in Salisbury Novichok probe
is bellingcat a german front? – Google Search
is bellingcat a german front? – Google Search
is bellingcat a german front? – Google Search
Mr. Grozev, why don’t you publish the “scientific-like” report? – 1:58 PM 9/30/2018 | FBI News Review
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M.N.: It does not make any sense to stonewall and to obfuscate. It makes all the sense to work together. – 4:04 AM 10/1/2018 | FBI News Review
 

mikenova shared this story from FBI News Review.

M.N.: There is some confusion and contradiction in the news reports: the earlier reports claimed or implied that the two Russians arrested in the Netherlands for hacking are Boshirov and Petrov, this report: “Two more Russians reportedly arrested for plotting a cyber hack connected to poisoning“, implies that these are different persons. 

Where is the truth? 

My respectful recommendation to Mr. Putin and the Russian Leaders is: 

Do not fight these accusations (this whole incident and others) by claiming that it is a slander, we do not know yet where the truth is. 

Say this:  

“The attacks on the Western Democracies and their citizens is the same like the attack on us and  our citizens, and we will do everything to help to solve these crimes if any were committed, and to bring the suspects to justice.” 

Appoint the best detective, heading the best investigative team in the country (I am sure that there are some very good criminal detectives in Russia) to conduct this investigation on the Russian side with the pledge of the complete, full, in good faith cooperation with the British team. Let them work together and consult each other freely during this and the other, similar investigations. 

It does not make any sense to stonewall and to obfuscate. It makes all the sense to work together. Generally, the hostile attitudes stemming from the insecurity have to stop. 

These latest shows are complex but at the same time they are simple; they all seem to be from the same opera and from the same hypothetical source which I call the New Abwehr. This hypothesis has to be taken very seriously, the Russian people are very well familiar with these dangers. And now, just like then, you need the good allies. The same good old Allies. 

And the New Abwehr does everything in its power, just like before, to break this Alliance. 

Michael Novakhov 

10.1.18

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Two more Russians reportedly arrested for plotting a cyber hack connected to poisoning
Zakharova Slams Bellingcat Report Alleging Salisbury Suspects Had no ID Records
The “Sandworm Hacking Group” is the hypothetical connnection between the “PETRONAS” (Petrov Boshirov PERSONAS)  – the Salisbury Poisoning, and the Blackberry – Abedin’s device – Clinton’s emails – Anthony Weiner sexting affair – Democratic Party hack – US Elections 2016 Interference | FBI News Review
U.K. investigation says Novichok poisoning suspects detained and released by Dutch this year
Salisbury Novichok suspects ‘were detained in Netherlands earlier this year’
US disrupts Russian botnet of 500,000 hacked routers
sandworm hacking group – Google Search
boshirov petrov hacking – Google Search
Passport Similarities Could Be Exposing Russian Spies In Europe
boshirov and petrov – Google Search
germany ukraine relations – Google Search
germany ukraine relations – Google Search
germany ukraine relations – Google Search
Are Germany and Russia friends?
germany ukraine relations – Google Search
Four MORE Russian suspects yet to be named in Salisbury Novichok probe
is bellingcat a german front? – Google Search
is bellingcat a german front? – Google Search
is bellingcat a german front? – Google Search
Mr. Grozev, why don’t you publish the “scientific-like” report? – 1:58 PM 9/30/2018 | FBI News Review
Who is Christo Grozev of Bellingcat? – Google Search
Who is Christo Grozev of Bellingcat? – Google Search
How an investigative team ID’d Skripal poisoning suspect as a Russian colonel
11:49 AM 9/30/2018 – “PETRONAS……. Blackberry…” | Let Me Zink | “Pirelli”: Flammable… | Si Senor… But makes sense and is quite manageable. | Global Security News
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Two more Russians reportedly arrested for plotting a cyber hack connected to poisoning
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A terrifying new twist has emerged in the Novichok poisonings in the UK, in which two Russian men allegedly attempted to murder a former KGB spy and his daughter with a deadly nerve agent, earlier this year.

The two Russian men, recently identified as Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov, had been in the cathedral city of Salisbury in March, allegedly to visit a famous clock, when the attacks occurred, leaving one woman dead and her partner in hospital, reports news.com.au.

Reports have now surfaced that, following the attacks, two other Russian spies were plotting to hack into the computer systems of Swiss Spiez Laboratory which was analysing the Novichok agent.

Swiss publication Tages Anzeiger and Dutch paper NRC have reported that the two men, who have yet to be identified, were arrested back in March and detained in The Hague before being extradited back to Russia.

This case is seriously complex, it involves many moving parts and players, and reads like something out of a spy novel.

We have two Russians, claiming to be innocent tourists in an English city, at the exact time that a former Russian spy and his daughter are attacked with a deadly nerve agent.

We also have another innocent couple, exposed to the same deadly nerve agent, one of which dies days later.

The deadly nerve agent effectively shuts down a city, with officials in hazmat suits casing the streets in search of the perpetrators.

And now, we hear of the arrest of a second pair of Russians, who had been plotting a cyber attack of the Spiez Laboratory computers. The Swiss lab was testing the deadly nerve agent at the time.

You just cannot make this stuff up.

In an attempt to clear their name, Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov gave a bizarre television interview with TV network Russia Today, claiming they were simply in the area to marvel at it’s many historical wonders.

“Our friends had been telling us for some time we should visit this wonderful town,” Petrov said.

After an awkward silence in the interview, Boshirov filled it by clarifying they had visited the Salisbury Cathedral, which is famous for its “123-metre spire and its clock, one of the first ever created in the world that’s still working”.

Even British Prime Minister Theresa May isn’t buying their story, slamming it as “blatant fabrications” this month.

The comments have prompted a backlash from Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov, who claimed the Kremlin had remained “unambiguous, transparent and consistent” throughout the entire saga.

“It is unacceptable to associate the Russian leadership or government with what went on in Salisbury,

“More so to blame Russia of lies following a statement by two civilians. These men are ordinary citizens with no relation to government”.

It’s safe to say it has been a big week for British and Russian relations…

So, in the wake of the claims and counterclaims in this extraordinary case, let’s take a look at everything we know about the Novichok poisonings.

Two more Russians reportedly arrested for plotting a cyber hack connected to poisoning
 

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