Kurt Walkergate: Valentyn Ogirenko / Reuters
Special envoy of the US state Department, Kurt Volker commented on the interview with Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, which the British authorities have accused of attempt on the ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. His words UNN.
“I am very glad that Russia has not lost his sense of humor,” said Walker at the forum “Yalta European strategy” in Kiev.
13 Sep RT has published an interview with Bocharovym and Petrov. In it, they denied its links with Russian intelligence and said that doing business in the field of sports nutrition and the fitness industry. In Salisbury, according to them, they were on a tourist visit and was going to see the local Cathedral. To the question if they have pictures next to the Cathedral, a clear answer has not followed. Men are also told that often travel to Europe not only to relax but also for business purposes.
The next day the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova called disinformation the publication of the Western media that stored the documents, Aleksander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov in the database of the Federal migration service (FMS) may indicate their involvement in the Russian special services.
The British government accused Petrov and Bashirova attempted Skripal 5 Sep. According to the Prime Minister of great Britain Theresa may, these men work for the Russian military intelligence, and with great probability was sanctioned by the Kremlin.
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia was poisoned in British Salisbury in March of this year. The British government claimed that a former GRU Colonel, was attacked with nerve agents of the Novice class, developed in the USSR. In this regard, the country had been expelled dozens of Russian diplomats. Moscow has done likewise, stressing unfounded nature of the charges. Later, the Organization for the prohibition of chemical weapons (OPCW) was unable to confirm the origin of the toxin.
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