Even Russians doubt suspects
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