Russian Federation identifies 2 suspects in Skripal poisoning case - Putin

Leroy Wright
September 13, 2018

Mr Skripal and Yulia were poisoned in Salisbury, in the United Kingdom, in March. "I hope they will come forward and tell about themselves".

The president, speaking at an economic forum in the Russian port city of Vladivostok, claims the men haven't done anything wrong and he hopes they will appear before the media to tell the world their side of the story.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the incidents.

Putin's comments come after Britain last week charged two alleged agents of Russia's military intelligence agency, GRU, in absentia of the murder attempt, which was done through a nerve agent poisoning.

The two suspects behind the attack in Salisbury have been named as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. There is nothing special there, nothing criminal, I assure you. "We'll see in the near future". "I would like to call on them so that they can hear us today", he said Wednesday.

Rowley in July unwittingly picked up a fake perfume bottle, which the perpetrators filled with nerve agent meant to poison Skripal and made to look like it was from a designer brand.

The attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, southern England, also claimed two other victims: Dawn Sturgess, who died from the poisoning, and Charlie Rowley, who recovered.

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May's spokesman said later that Britain's attempts to get an explanation from Russian Federation have always been met with obfuscation and lies.

He said the government had exposed them as GRU operatives - and that is what they are.

Russian Federation retaliated by kicking out a similar number of those countries' envoys.

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

They were described as being about 40 years old and believed to be travelling under fake names. The Russian suspects flew home later that day and haven't returned. The Brits have leveled charges against them, while not having much in the way of expectations that they'll ever get their hands on them.

In July, Mr Rowley came across the poison, which had been concealed inside a perfume bottle and left in a charity bin.

The UK's Crown Prosecution Service said it is not applying to Russian Federation for the two men's extradition, because Russian Federation does not extradite its own nationals, according to the BBC.

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