Even Rus­sians doubt sus­pects

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - NEWS -

The ex­pla­na­tion by the two sus­pected Sal­is­bury poi­son­ers that they were on an in­no­cent tourist trip to the city met with de­ri­sion in Bri­tain – and even some in Moscow have strug­gled to be­lieve it. Rus­lan Boshi­rov and Alexan­der Petrov broke their si­lence last week to deny any in­volve­ment in the poi­son­ing of Sergei Skri­pal and his daugh­ter Yu­lia – claim­ing they went to Sal­is­bury to see its fa­mous Cathe­dral. Now Rus­sian For­eign Min­istry spokes­woman Maria Zakharova has ad­mit­ted this raises more ques­tions than it an­swers. “The in­ter­view that we saw does not mean that a full stop has been placed on this is­sue,” she said. Even some pro-Krem­lin me­dia out­lets were scep­ti­cal, with Life News calling the ac­count “sketchy”. Mean­while, it has emerged two Rus­sian agents were ar­rested in the Nether­lands on what in­ves­ti­ga­tors be­lieve was a mis­sion to break into a Swiss lab­o­ra­tory that was analysing the nerve agent used in Sal­is­bury.

Boshi­rov and Petrov in Sal­is­bury

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