Putin says Russia knows real identity of men accused by UK over poisoning
VLADIVOSTOK, Russia, Sept 12 (Reuters) - President Vladimir
Putin said on Wednesday that Russia knew the real identity of
two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder
former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in
British prosecutors last week identified two Russians who
they said were operating under aliases - Alexander Petrov and
Ruslan Boshirov - who they said had tried to murder the Skripals
with a military-grade nerve agent in England.
Putin, speaking at an economic forum in the Russian port
city of Vladivostok, said Russia had found the two men, that
they were civilians, and there was nothing special or criminal
about them and that he hoped they would come forward and tell
the world their own story.
(Reporting by Denis Pinchuk, Vladimir Soldatkin and Polina
Writing by Andrew Osborn
Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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