Published: Sat, September 15, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Russian Federation knows real identity of men accused by United Kingdom over poisoning: Putin

Russian Federation knows real identity of men accused by United Kingdom over poisoning: Putin

"There is nothing unusual or criminal there, I assure you".

Britain says the two men flew from Moscow to London in early March, from where they traveled to Salisbury in England and attempted to kill the Skripals.

Detectives believe it is likely the two Salisbury suspects, thought to be aged around 40, travelled under aliases and that Mr Petrov and Mr Boshirov are not their real names.

"I hope they will turn up themselves and tell everything".

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the use of a chemical weapon in the city of Salisbury, which left a British woman dead and four people, including Skripal and his daughter, seriously ill, was carried out by officers of the GRU intelligence service and nearly certainly approved "at a senior level of the Russian state".

The comments came one week after United Kingdom authorities charged two Russian men with using Novichok nerve agent to poison former KGB spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

Reacting to Mr Putin's assertion that the spies were civilians, Theresa May's spokesman said Russian Federation has continually replied to requests for an account of what happened in Salisbury with "obfuscation and lies" and he could see "nothing to suggest that has changed".

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Putin and Russian Federation have vehemently denied having anything to do with the poisoning cases.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said the president has not communicated with the men themselves since they were accused of poisoning the Skripals. "Hours after their final visit to Salisbury, they took a late-night flight back to Moscow on March 4 - the same day the Skripals were sickened".

The police linked the attack to a separate Novichok poisoning on June 30, when a couple - Dawn Sturgess and her partner Charlie Rowley - became unwell at a house in Amesbury.

The prime minister's official spokesman said the government had "repeatedly asked Russian Federation to account for what happened in Salisbury" but that Moscow "had replied with obfuscation and lies".

Russian president Vladimir Putin has escalated the war of words over the Salisbury nerve agent attack by claiming there is "nothing criminal" about Britain's prime suspects.

The suspects fled to Russian Federation, who won't extradite them, but they would be arrested if they entered any European Union country.

When charges were brought against Petrov and Boshirov last week, Russian media reports appeared to tacitly accept that they were Russians but rejected the possibility that they were sent by the GRU, saying the operation was too clumsy to have been done by well-trained agents. Russian news agency Fontanka has found traffic tickets and a Moscow apartment registered to Boshirov, but none of the neighbors know him.

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