Putin: Skripal poisoning suspects are civilians, not criminals

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that the two men accused by the UK of committing the poison attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter have been identified and they are civilians, not criminals. The two suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov will soon appear before the media to protest their innocence, Putin said, speaking in Vladivostok. “There is nothing criminal here.” British officials have named the two men as agents of Russian military intelligence assigned with the assassination of the former spy. This was denied by the Russian president

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