Published: Thu, September 13, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Salisbury attack: We were just visiting the cathedral, say novichok suspects

Salisbury attack: We were just visiting the cathedral, say novichok suspects

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov confirmed they are the men accused of carrying out the attack in the interview with RT.

Mr Boshirov said: "When your life is turned upside down, you don't know what to do and where to go".

"The duo surfaced a day after President Putin said Russian Federation had located Petrov and Boshirov, but that there was nothing special or criminal about them".

In this video grab provided by the RT channel, Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov attend their first public appearance in an interview with the Kremlin-funded RT channel in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Sept. 13, 2018.

Statements by the two Russians "are not credible", the British lawmaker who represents the city in parliament said on Thursday.

The City Stay Hotel, where Russian suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov stayed, is pictured in Bow, east London, on September 5, 2018.

While they may have passed the former agent Sergey Skripal's home, "we don't know where it's located", Boshirov said.

Putin expressed hope they would come forward and speak publicly.

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The men also denied that they had smuggled the Novichok nerve agent used to poison Skripal, and four other people, into Britain disguised as perfume. "We arrived in Salisbury on March 3 and tried to walk through the town, but we lasted for only half an hour because it was covered in snow". "We got wet, took the nearest train and came back (to London)". "Isn't it silly for decent lads to have women's perfume?" The customs are checking everything, they would have questions as to why men have women's perfume in their luggage. "We didn't have it", Boshirov told RT.

The interviewer, RT's editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, at times seemed more interested in insinuations about the men's personal relationship than their alleged military status.

British security services had named the men as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, but believed they were aliases. The pair were released from the hospital two months later and moved to a private, secure location.

CCTV footage shows Petrov and Boshirov, who traveled on Russian passports and were previously believed to have used aliases, arriving in the United Kingdom on Friday evening on an Aeroflot flight into London's Gatwick airport. The pair were also picked up by CCTV footage in the vicinity of the Skripal house on the day of the attack, March 4, which is in the opposite direction of the cathedral from the train station.

Britain said the two suspects were Russian military intelligence (GRU) officers nearly certainly acting on orders from high up in the Russian state.

"The Police and Crown Prosecution Service have identified these men as the prime suspects in relation to the attack in Salisbury".

The pair, who the United Kingdom suspect of being members of Russia's GRU military intelligence agency, complained their lives had been "turned upside down" and RT said they sounded distressed during the interview.

"We have repeatedly asked Russian Federation to account for what happened in Salisbury in March. Today - just as we have seen throughout - they have responded with obfuscation and lies", the Foreign Office said in a statement.

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