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Russia: Accusations of Russian involvement in Salisbury incident ‘unacceptable’ – Peskov *AUDIO*01:40

Russia: Accusations of Russian involvement in Salisbury incident ‘unacceptable’ – Peskov *AUDIO*

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 6, 2018 at 22:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin Dmitri Peskov described any “assumptions or accusations” of Russian participation in the Skripal poisoning during a phone interview with a Russian journalist in Moscow on Thursday.

“Russia is in no way complicit and these are unacceptable accusations levelled against the Russian leadership,” Peskov said.

The comments come after the British Metropolitan police said on Wednesday there is sufficient evidence to charge two Russian nationals with offences including conspiracy to murder over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Police named the suspects as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov but said is likely the suspects were travelling under aliases and Petrov and Boshirov are not their real names.

“Regarding the two people in question, what can I say? Thousands of Russian citizens visit London and other cities every year. For us to take any action or decision about these two people, we would need to receive the relevant request from Britain based on the legislation covering legal assistance,” Peskov said.

Russia: Accusations of Russian involvement in Salisbury incident ‘unacceptable’ – Peskov *AUDIO*01:40
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Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin Dmitri Peskov described any “assumptions or accusations” of Russian participation in the Skripal poisoning during a phone interview with a Russian journalist in Moscow on Thursday.

“Russia is in no way complicit and these are unacceptable accusations levelled against the Russian leadership,” Peskov said.

The comments come after the British Metropolitan police said on Wednesday there is sufficient evidence to charge two Russian nationals with offences including conspiracy to murder over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Police named the suspects as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov but said is likely the suspects were travelling under aliases and Petrov and Boshirov are not their real names.

“Regarding the two people in question, what can I say? Thousands of Russian citizens visit London and other cities every year. For us to take any action or decision about these two people, we would need to receive the relevant request from Britain based on the legislation covering legal assistance,” Peskov said.