Russian authorities claim they have found the suspects responsible for the poisoning of 66-year-old former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia who were both found unconscious on a bench in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4.
President Vladimir Putin said they have found two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain, but that there was nothing criminal about them.
Putin, speaking at an economic forum in the Russian Pacific port city of Vladivostok, said Russia had located the two men, but that there was nothing special or criminal about them.
“We, of course, checked who these people are. We know who they are, we found them. Well, I hope they will come out themselves and speak about themselves. It will be better for everyone,” said Putin, responding to a question about the case.
“There’s nothing special and criminal about it, I assure you. We’ll see soon… They are civilians of course. I would like to appeal to them so that they hear us today. They will come somewhere, to you, the mass media…”
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