Spy Poison "Tourist" Case: Suspects Say They Were In UK As Tourists

The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Kremlin-funded television on Thursday, denying their involvement in the attack and saying that their appearance in the English city of Salisbury was merely an “incredible, fatal coincidence.” Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov made their first public appearance in an interview with the RT channel, saying that they had visited Salisbury as tourists to see its famous cathedral. “Our friends have been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town,” Petrov said, while Boshirov added that they specifically wanted to see the cathedral’s famous spire and clock. Britain last week charged Boshirov and Petrov in absentia, alleging they were agents of Russia’s military intelligence agency known as the GRU who were dispatched to Salisbury, about 2 hours’ drive southwest of London, to poison former Russian agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia with the nerve agent Novichok. British police have released CCTV footage and photographs showing the two men walking in Skripal’s neighborhood on March 4, the day of the attack. They were also pictured visiting the city a day earlier. Britain said the attack was almost certainly approved “at a senior level of the Russian state,” an allegation that Moscow has vehemently denied. Both men on Thursday denied that they are GRU agents or that they were in possession of the Soviet-made Novichok nerve agent.

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One of the amazing touristic stories:

1. They took a hotel room but didnt stay overnight. Traces of novichok were found in the room.

2. None of the cctv cameras around the cathedral spotted them.

3. Despite visiting after ‘years of friend’s recommendations’ they apparently bought no souvenirs.

Yeah, right!

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What else would you expect? That's what they learn from Putin's regime. Never admit anything.  Just like the Russian soldiers in east Ukraine - they are  only "tourists".

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Pretty sure there has to be some witnesses who saw them at the scene of the crime. They probably won’t say that because they don’t want to put those witnesses life at risk by Russian agents.... Bad try....

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