Kremlin slams Londons reaction to interview with Skripal case suspects as absurd

Fri 14 Sep 2018 at 14:01 International
NNA - Londons reaction to a recent interview of Russias RT channel with two men suspected of poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia is absurd, Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday.


A spokesman for UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday described an interview of Skripal case suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with Russias RT channel as an insult to the public's intelligence.


"What is the ground for accusing Russia of lying?" Peskov stated.


"Russias stance has not changed, it is absolutely clear-cut, transparent and consecutive."


"We believe it is utterly inadmissible to draw parallels between the authorities of Russia and the incident in Salisbury," he said adding that "accusing Russia of lies after an interview with two Russian nationals is absurd as well since they are ordinary citizens and have nothing to do with the government."


The spokesman for UK Prime Minister May said earlier in particular that "The lies and blatant fabrications in this interview given to a Russian state-sponsored TV station are an insult to the public's intelligence."


In an interview with Russias RT TV channel released on September 13, Petrov and Boshirov said they had visited Great Britain for tourist purposes. According to them, they are businessmen not linked with the GRU and have nothing to do with the Skripal case. The two men stressed they wanted the media and everyone else to leave them alone.--TASS


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