UK foreign secretary compares Salisbury suspects' interview with tales of Russian "holidaymakers" in Ukraine

11:22, 14 September 2018
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UK Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has compared a recent interview by Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, the two Russian nationals who were designated as suspects in the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, with tales of Russian "holidaymakers" amid the invasion of Donbas in 2014.

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"The last time Russian military claimed to be on holiday was when they invaded Ukraine in 2014. Time to stop the fake TV shows – the world has found Russia out on this," he wrote on Twitter on September 13, 2018.

As UNIAN reported earlier, Petrov and Boshirov explained their visit to the United Kingdom in an exclusive interview to Russia's state-owned media outlet, Russia Today, a top Kremlin propaganda tool, saying it was a holiday rather than business trip.

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