Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Global Media | By Jackie Banks

Skripal suspects interview: Key excerpts

Skripal suspects interview: Key excerpts

Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of Russia's state-funded RT, wrote on social media that she had met and interviewed two men called Petrov and Boshirov on Wednesday evening.

"What were you doing there?"

"Our friends recommended a long time ago that we visit that wonderful city", the man identifying himself as Petrov told RT. "There's the famous Salisbury cathedral, famous not only in Europe but in the whole world, it's famous for its 123m spire, it's famous for its clock, one of the first ever created in the world that's still working".

The men's surprise public appearance came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian authorities know the identities of the two men, but insisted that they are civilians and there is "nothing criminal" about them.

They denied the British claim that they were Russian military intelligence officers, saying they work in the nutritional supplements business.

"I would like to appeal to them so that they hear us today".

They travelled to and from Salisbury on the weekend in March that Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned.

A European arrest warrant has been issued for the two suspects, but British prosecutors say they will not ask Moscow to extradite Russian citizens because Russia's constitution forbids it. Investigators say Novichok, the nerve agent used in the attack, was carried in a fake Nina Ricci perfume bottle. You'll have to ask the English why show us with the same timestamp.

The two men stressed they wanted the media and everyone else to leave them alone.

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"I think this is likely they will be found to be in breach of broadcasting code with regard to their failure to balance their coverage", Banister Dean said.

Now, the two men have appeared on Russian TV in an freakish interview that included their denials - but also indirect questions about their sexual preferences, awkward stares and accounts of the weather in the quaint English town of Salisbury in early March 2017.

They left after no more than an hour because of poor weather and heavy snow, but returned to the city the next day - March 4, the day of the attack. That's when police said security-camera footage placed them in the immediate vicinity of the Skripals' home just before noon.

Suspicions were also raised when it emerged they had been staying 127 miles away in an east London hotel and not one of the many hotels near Salisbury - despite visiting the city twice in three days, spending hours on trains.

"We examine the market, look if there is something new - some biologically active additives, amino acids, vitamins, microelements", Boshirov said.

"Russia's position has remained unchanged and clear - we consider it unacceptable to link the Russian leadership or the Russian state to what happened in Salisbury", Peskov said. "Their lips move, words come out, but it is the action of putting these men forward that sends the message that Putin is proud of what they did".

After the interview was aired, the British government reiterated its claim that Russian authorities were lying. They also said that their visit, at the time of the attack, was "an incredible, fatal coincidence".

From there it is believed that they travelled by train into London, arriving at Victoria station at approximately 5.40pm.

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