Memes poke fun at men accused of poisoning ex-spy

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A spokesperson for the United Kingdom government said the two men who appeared on RT were the same men suspected of poisoning the Skripals.

As UNIAN reported earlier, two Russian nationals were named as suspects in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia.

"Peskov said that the Russian government's position on the case has not changed and "we consider unacceptable any associations between the Russian leadership and the Russian state and what happened in Salisbury". Today - just as we have seen throughout - they have responded with obfuscation and lies".

London Metropolitan PoliceSurveillance camera footage of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the two suspects in the Skripal attack, at Salisbury train station the day before Skripal collapsed.

They told state-controlled outlet RT News that they were in Salisbury, where Skripal and his daughter were poisoned, because their friends had recommended its "famous cathedral".

NewsAlexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT's editor-in-chief they had nothing to do with the Skripals' poisoning. "What is our fault?"

Belligcat, an online investigative organization headquartered in England, published a phone number Friday that it said came from what it described as the passport records of Alexander Petrov, one of the two men British authorities charged in the poisonings and alleged were Russian military intelligence agents.

Petrov and Boshirov told RT they were visiting the "wonderful town" of Salisbury, England, to see its famous cathedral.

"They have not done so so far", Singh said.

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Many referred to the idea that the pair had travelled all the way to Salisbury just to see its cathedral. The customs are checking everything, they would have questions as to why men have women's perfume in their luggage.

In the weird 25-minute interview, the pair denied all knowledge of the plot and insisted they were just two men going on holiday to see the 123m steeple at Salisbury Cathedral.

Petrov said he and Boshirov had flown to London for a short leisure break, with Salisbury always intended as a day trip.

"They had stayed less than hour in Salisbury, they said, because of bad weather", reports The Moscow Times.

She said: "The questions were quite obviously hard for them and made them nervous and at some point, they even said something like 'we came here, we thought you would support us and you behave like we are in the investigation in the court'".

Russian Federation has denied the two men were military intelligence agents.

Other insiders claim that police know the real identity of Petrov and Borishov, adding hundreds of officers have been "trawling CCTV" with "facial recognition software" that could match them with passports used in the years that led up to the attack.

"The truth is that the Russian state was complicit in this attempted murder and our allies have reacted in line with the findings the prime minister shared last week", he added.

They are then believed to have smeared the highly toxic chemical novichok on a door handle at the Wiltshire home of former spy Sergei Skripal, leaving Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia critically ill.