Russians accused by United Kingdom 'victims of coincidence'

Talking Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov the two suspects in the poisoning of an ex Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia

The men traveled on Russian passports and probably used fake names, the authorities said.

United Kingdom authorities say the pair smeared Novichok on a door handle at the Wiltshire home of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, leaving him and his daughter critically ill.

"We have repeatedly asked Russian Federation to account for what happened in Salisbury in March and they have replied with obfuscation and lies".

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

Boshirov and Petrov have been charged in absentia with carrying out the attack.

THE suspected Russian assassins wanted over the Novichok poisoning claim they visited Salisbury to see Stonehenge as tourists in their brazen first interview.

"Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town", Petrov said of Salisbury. "What is our fault?"

They have also commented on the British police's theory that they had brought a Nina Ricci perfume bottle full of the Novichok toxic nerve agent. "We didn't have it", Mr Boshirov said.

United Kingdom prosecutors have said they have "sufficient evidence" to charge the pair but did not formally demand their extradition, as Russian Federation does not extradite its citizens.

Two men suspected of targeting the Skripals with novichok have denied being Russian agents or having anything to do with the poisoning.

Sightseers? Boshirov and Petrov on the ‘slushy streets’ of Salisbury
Sightseers? Boshirov and Petrov on the ‘slushy streets’ of Salisbury

The Kremlin on Friday said it was "absurd" for Britain to dismiss as unconvincing an interview with two suspects in the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal on British soil. Ms Simonyan made clear the two men, "the real (as far as I can tell) Petrov and Boshirov", had contacted her offering an interview.

They spent weeks in intensive care in hospital before recovering.

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

He said: 'We're afraid of going out, we fear for ourselves, our lives and lives of our loved ones'.

The duo surfaced a day after President Vladimir Putin said Russian Federation had located Petrov and Boshirov, but that there was nothing special or criminal about them. "The interview with Petrov and Boshirov had already been set, otherwise (Putin) wouldn't have spoken about them", political strategist Gleb Pavlovsky told the Ekho Moskvy radio station.

Authorities in the United Kingdom have claimed the two suspects are Russian military intelligence officers. They might have been spotted on the same street as the Skripals' house, they said, but they had no idea the former spy lived there.

Whatever revelations may pop up, the United Kingdom will stick to its vague version of the Salisbury poisoning incident, analysts said on the heels of an exclusive RT interview with Britain's Skripal case suspects.

The channel posted a 25-minute clip of the video in Russian on its website and said it plans to air more from the interview later.

Speaking with RT editor-in-chief Margarita Simonyan, the two confirmed they were the men being shown in CCTV footage by British authorities.

"On Saturday, 3 March, they left the hotel and took the underground to Waterloo station, arriving at approximately 11.45am, where they caught a train to Salisbury, arriving at approximately 2.25pm". "There is nothing special there, nothing criminal, I assure you".

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