Skripals’ alleged attackers disappeared after interview with RT

Skripals’ alleged attackers disappeared after interview with RT
Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov Photo: RT Russian service

Skripal suspects' mobiles now out of service.

Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whom the United Kingdom accused of poisoning former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia are unavailable. Daily Telegraph reports with reference to the interview of Margarita Simonyan with BBC Newsnight.

Recall that RT editor-in-chief Simonyan talked with Petrov and Boshirov on September 12. After that, the men promised to send her a photo on the background of the Salisbury cathedral via WhatsApp. However, she never received the pictures, and the phones of the attackers are now unavailable.

"They told me that if they found those pictures, they would send them to me on WhatsApp. I'm still waiting. They didn't have them on them," Simonyan said.

Ms. Simonyan told BBC Newsnight the pair contacted her mobile phone to set up the interview, but only if she agreed to a strict tranche of conditions that would minimize the prospect of them being tracked down.

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