The British police established two Russians, Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bosjirov, indicted for the poisoning of Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Russian politicians are not impressed by the accusations.
‘The names and photos of the suspects that were arrested in Britain mean nothing to us,’ says Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs. She asks London to ‘no public accusations to do it and the media not to manipulate’. Russia wants the intelligence agencies to cooperate, and denies any involvement in the case.
Alexander Petrov, and Ruslan Bosjirov traveled with valid Russian passports to Britain, a few days before the poisoning. On 4 march, the day after the poisoning, they left the country towards Russia.
The United Kingdom calls an emergency session of the UN security council. The British court issued a European arrest warrant against the two Russian men who, according to the British agents of Russian military intelligence. The security council should, in principle Thursday on the case meet. The UK will not order the extradition of the two questions, because the Russian law, the extradition of own citizens to other countries allows.
At the gifaanval in march were former spy Sergei Skripal (66) and his daughter infected with the deadly novitsjok. The chances of survival for the two were little, but ultimately could both Sergey as Yulia the hospital after weeks leave.
Skripal was once the chief of the Russian military intelligence service GRU, and was in Russia, convicted as a British spy, and in 2010, released in a prisoner exchange. The poisoning of Skripal and his daughter continues to diplomatic tensions between Russia and Great Britain.