The so-called “poisoners” from the FSB “work in an industrial regime.” This was stated by the head of the Bellingcat investigation department Hristo Grozev on the air of the Ekho Moskvy radio station.

According to him, a group of “poisoners” monitors about ten people a year. “They work in an industrial mode. They have lists, they are kept there in some kind of nomenclature … If not this, then I do not know what can be called an industry of murders, “Grozev said.

He added that his colleagues spoke with former Russian security officials who worked in leadership positions but now live in Europe. These persons, whose names are not specified, said that “it is impossible to get access to chemicals with signatures of the highest authority, for example, the FSO.” “This is purely out of the internal security of Mr. President himself – it is impossible for the FSB to work with such chemicals themselves,” Grozev added, referring to the Russian security officials.

Bellingcat previously published a number of investigations in which they talked about the probable involvement of Russian FSB officers in the murders of human rights defender Timur Kuashev, activist Ruslan Magomedragimov, head of the New Russia movement Nikita Isaev. They, as reported, may be involved in the poisoning of opposition politician Alexei Navalny.