Two Russians accused by United Kingdom in spy poisoning to give interview

The Latest: UK repeats assertion that Russia is lying

British prosecutors charged two Russian nationals, identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, last week for allegedly poisoning former spy Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia with a military-grade nerve agent in the city of Salisbury in March.

Margarita Simonyan, RT's editor-in-chief, who conducted the interview, said on Twitter that "their answers are their responsibility" and it's up to viewers to decide whether to believe the men, who were "extremely nervous and sweating".

"What were you doing there?"

Petrov said: "Our friends had been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town".

"It's famous for its 123-metre spire, it's famous for its clock, one of the first ever created in the world that's still working".

The UK has described them as agents of Russia's military intelligence service, the GRU. "Today - just as we have seen throughout - they have responded with obfuscation and lies", the Foreign Office said in a statement.

On September 5, British Prime Minister Theresa May informed the British parliament about the outcome of the investigation into the Salisbury incident, stating that two Russians, whom British intelligence services consider to be Main Intelligence Directorate agents, are suspected of the attempted murder of the Skripals.

Moscow has refused to extradite the two men Britain suspects of killing Litvinenko, and one of them, Andrei Lugovoi, went on to become a Russian lawmaker.

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And in August, a 19-year-old Afghan Asylum seeker stabbed four people in the southwestern French town of Perigueux, injuring four. The attacker, who was reported to be of Afghan descent by local media, was armed with a knife and an iron bar.

The nerve agent was in a perfume bottle that Rowley found in a charity bin and gave to Sturgess, police said. You'll have to ask the English why show us with the same timestamp.

On Wednesday, Vladimir Putin called for the two men to speak with the media during an economic conference in Vladivostok.

When asked if British investigators could visit Russian Federation to question Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom London suspects of being involved in the Salisbury incident, Peskov said that there was a legal assistance mechanism based on bilateral agreements and worldwide law. We planned a vacation in London, and went to Salisbury to see the cathedral, Old Sarum, and Stonehenge, but on March 3 there was heavy snowfall, so we couldn't get around town easily.

"Yes, there's the famous Salisbury cathedral, famous not only in Europe, but in the whole world". That's when police said security-camera footage placed them in the immediate vicinity of the Skripals' home just before noon. They returned the next day to see the sights.

Britain accused Russian Federation of responding with "obfuscation and lies" after the RT interview was aired this morning. They claim they were merely tourists visiting the English town of Salisbury at the time the poisoning happened.

In 2006, two Russians allegedly poisoned former spy Alexander Litvinenko in the British capital.

From there it is believed that they travelled by train into London, arriving at Victoria station at approximately 5.40pm. They may have approached Sergei Skripal's house by chance, but did not know where it was located, they said.

They said, however, that they were surprised at the pair's failure to come up with a credible alternative story to counter a British police dossier that pointed to their involvement and to muddy the waters, a known Russian military deception tactic known as maskirovka.

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