Suspects in the case Skrobala told about the trip in Salisbury

© RTАлександр Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov during an interview with the chief editor of MIA Russia today RT TV channel Margarita SimonyanSuspects in the case Skrobala told about the trip in Salisbury© RT

Chief editor MIA «Russia today» and RT Margarita Simonyan said that he had interviewed the Russians, Aleksander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, which London suspects in the «case Skrypalia». They stated that the British authorities «turned their life upside down.»

Men confirmed that it is their real names, and acknowledged that published by London photo — video. Petrov and Bashirov told that he went to Britain, «to break, it was not a business trip.»

According to men, they did not bring any toxic substances and did not even know where is located in Salisbury house Skrobala.

«Found me»

Simonyan, the TV channel «Russia 24» said that he saw the civil passport Petrov and Bashirova, so no doubt that spoken with those people, who are suspected in Britain.

«Visually they are similar to the published pictures, I have no doubt that these are the same people, because the passports are the same, and the photos and video materials that the British side has provided quite clearly show that it is these people,» she said.

According to her, Petrov and Bocharov personally came to her calling on mobile phone.

«I wasn’t looking. More precisely, our editorial team searched for them in the same way as all other professional editorial: on social networks, sources, etc. Even found a couple, but not those» — she wrote in the Telegram channel.

Simonyan noted that Petrov and Bocharov refused to give an interview to someone else, because, according to them, they know her broadcasts and read her the social network: «and so, again according to them, trust.»

She said that the interview was in Russian, now it is being translated into English and other languages.

Answered all questions

Simonyan also said that Petrov and Bashirov answered all her questions about events in Salisbury.

Answering the question, I told her about the interviewee’s familiarity with the affected Kripalani, and if they do come to Salisbury or Amesbury, why, she said that asked Petrov and Bashirova these questions.

Simonyan noted that the conclusions about what to believe in these answers as to whether this information is reliable or not, everyone will be doing it myself.

In addition, men said, what you do and how to make a living.

According to her, Petrov and Bashirov — non-public people, and worry that press «start digging» and complicate the lives of their loved ones.

So the questions that «could somehow bring further clarification of the journalists details about their surroundings, place of residence», Petrov and Bashirov didn’t answer.

«They were very scared, nervous, even sweat wiped from his forehead, even though I specifically in the study did lower the temperature,» — said Simonyan.

The incident in Salisbury

Fourth of March in Salisbury was poisoned, former GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Julia, which triggered a major international scandal. In London said that the incident involved the Russian government, Moscow categorically denies it.

Russia has repeatedly offered to conduct a joint investigation of the incident, but London ignored the initiative and denied access Scriply. Also the foreign Ministry has accused the British Prime Minister Theresa may in a lie. So, she claimed that the poison was manufactured in Russia. However, in the laboratory Porton Down is denied.

In early September, London showed photos of two «suspects in the poisoning Skrypalia», claiming that two officers of the GRU — Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov. In Moscow said that the names of Russia «nothing to say» and once again called on Britain to move on from accusations and manipulation to cooperation.

On Wednesday Vladimir Putin said that Russian authorities have found Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bashirov, which the British Prosecutor’s office deemed responsible for the incident in Salisbury. He urged the two men to contact the media and «tell». Putin also noted that in their story, «there’s nothing criminal there.»