Russia: UK's reaction to Skripal case suspects’ interview ‘absurd’ — Kremlin

SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin (Russian): “In the case of an official appeal from London, it will be considered in strict accordance with the law. As you know, Russia has stressed its desire and interest to cooperate in order to clarify the circumstances and find the perpetrators of this incident in Salisbury from the very beginning. I would like to remind... Еще you of this and ask you not to forget it. From the very beginning, the British side quite rigidly refused such interaction and cooperation.” SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin (Russian): “As recently as at the beginning of this week, we heard an official statement from London that they do not intend to resort to a mechanism for providing legal assistance and send any requests to Russia. This was the official position of London.” SOT, Dmitri Peskov, Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin (Russian): “The UK side named two Russian citizens and accused them of involvement in the incident. Two Russian citizens showed up, the [Russian] president at the forum (EEF) said they were identified. As the President said ‘we checked who they are.’ It really happened. No action has been taken against them, because there is no reason to do so. They did not violate any laws in the Russian Federation. We also don't officially know that they broke the laws anywhere else in the world.” The Press Secretary for Russian President Vladimir Putin, Dmitri Peskov, said the British reaction to the interview of Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov was “absurd”, speaking in a phone interview to Russian journalists in Moscow on Friday. Russia's position has not undergone any changes, it is absolutely unambiguous, transparent and consistent,” Peskov stated, adding that “it is absurd to accuse Russia of lying after statements made by two Russian citizens. They are ordinary citizens, they are not related to the Russian government.” British Prime Minister Theresa May’s official spokesman dismissed the suspects’ interview to RT Editor-in-Chief Margarita Simonyan on Thursday, saying it contained “lies and blatant fabrications” that “are an insult to the public’s intelligence”. Peskov said Moscow has expressed “its desire and interest to cooperate in order to clarify the circumstances and find the perpetrators of this incident in Salisbury from the very beginning,” adding that “from the very beginning, the British side quite rigidly refused such interaction and cooperation.”

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