Putin says two Skripal suspects are civilians

Putin says Russia has found men accused by UK over poisoning

Putin says Russia has found men accused by UK over poisoning

Russian Federation has hotly contested the allegations that it is responsible for the attack, and on Wednesday Mr Putin escalated the war of words by denying the men were members of military intelligence, and that his officials "know who these people are".

British officials have said the men were agents of Russian military intelligence dispatched to kill Sergei Skripal, a Russian ex-spy who had given information to the British.

Anti-terrorist police have made it clear they believe GRU agents had used aliases for their attack on Sergei Skripal, 67 and his daughter Yulia, 34.

The UK government named them as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, and said they were from Russia's military intelligence service, the GRU.

Prosecutors in the United Kingdom have issued European arrest warrants for the two men, who are accused of using a phony perfume bottle to spray the nerve agent Novichok on the front-door handle of Skripal's home in the English city of Salisbury on March 4.

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a session of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia September 12, 2018.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov suspected of poisoning Sergei and Yulia Skripals in UK Salisbury are ordinary civilians.

"I hope that they will show up and tell everything themselves".




Russian President Vladimir Putin says two men identified by British police are private citizens, not government agents. We know who they are, we found them.

"There's nothing particularly even criminal about it, I assure you. We'll see in the near future".

Thinking it was expensive perfume, Rowley then gave it to his girlfriend, Sturgess, who applied the poison to her wrists and died.

Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement.

Det Sgt Nick Bailey also fell ill after responding to the incident in the city of Salisbury.

Mr Skripal is a former GRU agent who secretly spied for Britain before being pardoned by the Kremlin and exchanged with among others - glamour agent Anna Chapman.

Britain believes that Petrov and Boshirov - which may not be the two men's real names - are now in Russian Federation.

They said they would not formally demand the men's extradition, as Russian Federation does not extradite its citizens, but have obtained a European Arrest Warrant for the pair.

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