Salisbury nerve agent attack suspect Petrov agrees to appear before the media after Putin's speech

Salisbury nerve agent attack suspect Petrov agrees to appear before the media after Putin's speech
Alexander Petrov

The Russian refuses to comment on accusations leveled.

Alexander Petrov, whom UK law enforcers consider the suspect in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripals, spoke with journalists of the Rossiya 24 TV channel and promised to comment on the allegations next week.

"No comments. Maybe later. Next week, I think," Alexander says. The channel specifies that the man works at the Tomsk pharmaceutical company the NGO Virion (part of the Microgen Scientific and Production Association).

Earlier, Russian President Vladimir Putin addressed to two suspects of the Skripals’ nerve agent attack, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, and urged them "to tell everything themselves."

"I hope they will turn up themselves and tell everything. This would be best for everyone,” Putin stated adding that “there is nothing special there, nothing criminal.”

On September 5, UK Home Secretary leveled accusations against Petrov and Boshirov on four counts: they are suspected of attempted murder of GRU ex-Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, as well as British police officer Nick Bailey. British Prime Minister Theresa May claims that the suspects are GRU officers.

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