In a conversation with RT, they claimed that they went to Salisbury on the advice of friends to look at the cathedral and other sights.
The British Foreign Office told RIA Novosti that they consider interviews with suspects in the poisoning of the Violins as “another example of the entanglement of the issue and lies” on the part of Russia.
The police and the Crown Prosecution Service identified these people as the main suspects in connection with the Salisbury attack. It is obvious to the government that these people are officers of Russian military intelligence, the GRU, and that they used extremely toxic illegal chemical weapons in the streets of our country.
We have repeatedly asked Russia to explain what happened in Salisbury in March. Today – as we have seen throughout the time – they have reacted with confusing the issue and lying.
On the afternoon of September 13, the RT television channel published an interview with two men who are suspected of being poisoned by Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia. They confirmed that they are pictured in a photo published by the British police, and also reported that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are their real names. According to men, they often fly to Europe for business and leisure. RT interlocutors stated that they had nothing to do with the incident with the Fiddles.
Margarita Simonyan interviewed the suspects almost immediately after the request of Vladimir Putin, which he voiced on September 12 during the economic forum, asking Boshirov and Petrova to appear in public.