Salisbury nerve attack suspects say they were in United Kingdom as tourists

Salisbury nerve attack suspects say they were in United Kingdom as tourists

Salisbury nerve attack suspects say they were in United Kingdom as tourists

Boshirov explained that the sights in the town include "the famous Salisbury Cathedral", which he said is "famous for its 123 meter spire".

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov confirmed they are the men accused of carrying out the attack in the interview with RT.

"When your life [is] turned upside down, you don't know what to do and where to go".

NBC News security analyst Duncan Gardham, among others, immediately dismissed this explanation as absurd.

The pair said that they had never dealt with the media before and if Putin had not urged them to speak out they would have recorded a video statement.

British authorities earlier this month announced charges against two Russian nationals for the poisoning of the Skripals.

United Kingdom authorities say the pair smeared Novichok on a door handle at the Wiltshire home of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal, leaving him and his daughter critically ill.

When asked about the Nina Ricci perfume bottle allegedly used to spray the Novichok nerve agent on the Skripals front door, Boshirov said the pair didn't have it.

Later in the interview, the pair of men denied allegations they work for the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service, instead claiming they work in the "fitness industry". Their names are believed to be aliases.

Now, the two men have appeared on Russian TV in an freaky interview that included their denials - but also indirect questions about their sexual preferences, awkward stares and accounts of the weather in the quaint English town of Salisbury in early March 2017. Russian Federation has repeatedly denied those claims. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May rallied support from allies for coordinated expulsions of more than 150 Russian diplomats, prompting tit-for-tat retaliation from Moscow.

Britain said the attack was nearly surely approved at a top level of the Russian government. When asked about recent trips to Switzerland they said that they were just looking for new innovations.

Britain said the attack was nearly certainly approved "at a senior level of the Russian state", an allegation that Moscow has vehemently denied. "Don't you think it's silly for straight men to have women's perfume with them?" "We didn't have it".

"On Saturday, 3 March, they left the hotel and took the underground to Waterloo station, arriving at approximately 11.45am, where they caught a train to Salisbury, arriving at approximately 2.25pm".

Skripal's attempted assassination has drawn comparisons with the poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko with highly radioactive polonium in London in 2006.

The men's surprise public appearance Thursday came a day after Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russian authorities know the identities of the two men, but insisted that they are civilians and there is "nothing criminal" about them.

The took the same journey again Sunday. The weather was better on the 4th, Petrov said, so the two returned to see Stonehenge and the cathedral.

"A tourist town", Boshirov said.

"We, of course, checked who these people are". The town was covered by this slush.

Petrov and Boshirov spoke at length at how depressed and scared they have been after they found themselves in the spotlight, saying that the publicity has made their lives "a nightmare".

The pair spent no more than an hour in Salisbury because of the train times, Boshirov added.

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