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Interviewer Margarita Simonyan RT said that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have left the radar while waiting for the evidence of their tourist trip to Great Britain

Interviewer Margarita Simonyan RT said that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have left the radar while waiting for the evidence of their tourist trip to Great Britain

Interviewer Margarita Simonyan RT said that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have left the radar while waiting for the evidence of their tourist trip to Great Britain

The Russian novichok assassins have disappeared and have disposed of their mobiles within 24 hours of their widely ridiculed and blatant interview with state television.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov told RT that they were only in Salisbury to see the magnificent 123-meter spire of the cathedral, but that they have already breached the promise to provide tourism photos outside the 13th-century church.

This is because they walked in the opposite direction and stained the nerve agent at the suburban entryway of Sergei Skripal on March 4 this year, say police and MI5.

Today, the bishop of Salisbury said that his story "does not square" and confirmed that the men do not appear in the CCTV cameras of the church on the day of the attack.

The most wanted men in Britain were interviewed by Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of the RT network sponsored by the Russian state, who admitted last night that they left the radar.

She told the BBC in a grumpy interview where she hung up later: "I tried to call you on the phone call, but it has been out of coverage.

Ms. Simonyan said that the two men had agreed to send their images of their visit to Salisbury Cathedral, a milestone that Boshirov had mentioned was one of the main attractions for his visit to the city of Wiltshire, but since then he has not. have done.

She said: "They told me that if they found those photos, they would send them to me on WhatsApp, I'm still waiting, they did not have them in them.

"They said that if they found the photos they would send them to me but I'm still waiting."

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov (left to right) promised to send tourist photos of their trip to Salisbury but they have not materialized

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov (left to right) promised to send tourist photos of their trip to Salisbury but they have not materialized

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov (left to right) promised to send tourist photos of their trip to Salisbury but they have not materialized

Alexander Petrov (left) and Ruslan Boshirov (right) have been accused by the British police of being two Russian spies (in the photos of their passports) and lying about their trip

Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal were lucky enough to survive the attack, but the Russians say it was just a coincidence that they were in Salisbury that day

Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal were lucky enough to survive the attack, but the Russians say it was just a coincidence that they were in Salisbury that day

Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal were lucky enough to survive the attack, but the Russians say it was just a coincidence that they were in Salisbury that day

He also revealed that the men, who refuse to be spies for GRU, did not demand any questions about his "sports nutrition" & # 39; and they said that it was their final interview & # 39;

She said: & # 39; We had a conversation before the interview and they said they had several conditions in which they were ready to give an interview.

The bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said today that the men came to see that their cathedral "does not seem to add up"

The bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said today that the men came to see that their cathedral "does not seem to add up"

The bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said today that the men came to see that their cathedral "does not seem to add up"

& # 39; And one of the conditions was that they were not allowed questions that would allow the media to track their acquaintances or their business partners or their relatives or their classmates or whoever.

"As you said, and these are your words, not mine, this is your first and last media interview ever.

"They want this story to end and they do not want to give clues or additional information to the media.

The bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said he had no knowledge of any evidence linking Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov to the cathedral, and suggested that Russian men could have benefited from a visit to the building and a display of his copy of the Magna Carta

Responding to the men's claims, the bishop told BBC Radio 4's Today program: "It really does not add up, right?"

When asked if there were CCTV images in the cathedral, he said: "There is nothing that links the cathedral that we have, or I think someone has it, there is no way to prove that."

One of the spies admitted to being lost and accidentally ended up near Skripal's house and said that his trip to Salisbury as tourists was hampered by snow, so they left early on March 4, the day the skripals became ill .

The bishop said that his response to the men's television interview was to think "What a pity they did not spend more time in that city, where they could have explored the cathedral and seen a building committed to the love of God, where there is a regular worship to raise our hearts, the highest needle and a copy of the Magna Carta on the rule of law and justice. They did not seem to see any of that, right?

RT journalist accused of giving spies a free pass hangs on the BBC

Editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan hung up on the BBC Newsnight anchor, Kirsty Wark, after making an exception to the "interview form".

The journalist lost her patience when asked about the questions she asked and did not ask the men.

An obvious omission was why novichok traces were found in his hotel

Ms. Simonyan replied: "I have no reason to believe in these people either." But I have even less reason to believe in British secret services. "

Kirsty Walk then asked if RT was just Putin's propaganda tool. Ms. Simonyan replied: "Your question to me looks like a typical Western propaganda" and then hung up the phone.

The murderers of the Kremlin were ridiculed yesterday, since their extraordinary history was full of holes.

They insisted that they were humble tourists desperate to see the magnificent 123 meter spire of Salisbury Cathedral.

The large couple admitted that they were in the city the day Sergei Skripal was poisoned, but insisted that they only went to visit his "famous cathedral" and nearby Stonehenge.

His unusual story was labeled "lies and flagrant fabrication" by Theresa May last night, who said he "insulted the public's intelligence" and that it was deeply offensive to the victims of the chemical attack. Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt added: "The last time the Russian army claimed to be on vacation was when they invaded Ukraine in 2014."

The men escaped coverage eight days after Scotland Yard – who accused them of attempted homicide – issued a photocopy and Ms. May told the House of Commons that they were intelligence agents of the feared Russian GRU.

The men told state radio station Russia Today, funded by the Kremlin, that they had been on vacation in Salisbury for two days.

In the interview administered by the scenario, they admitted "maybe" that they ended up in the suburban house of former double agent Mr. Skripal by accident while looking for the cathedral, which has a 400-foot needle and is 25 minutes walking in the opposite direction .

They insisted that their real names were Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. The Yard says these are the aliases that the GRU hit men used to travel to Britain on March 2 for their assassination mission.

They were interviewed on camera for 25 minutes by the editor-in-chief of RT, who says he offered them cognac to calm their nerves.

The men claimed that their lives had been "turned over" since they were named as suspects.

But the interview did not shed light on their background and they were not asked to explain why novichok traces were found in their hotel room in East London, 127 kilometers from the Skripals' home.

Instead, to make fun of everyone, they told how they flew to Britain because their friends urged them to visit the "wonderful" Salisbury.

In praising his fate, Boshirov sounded as if he were reciting a Wikipedia page, declaring: "It's famous for its 123-meter needle, it's famous for its clock, it's the oldest working clock in the world."

A body language expert said that the men seemed to be reciting & # 39; monologues of guide books & # 39; about Salisbury.

Even the prominent Russians were openly ridiculing the couple's insistence that they were not trained killers.

In London, the prime minister criticized Moscow's "contempt" for the novichok episode, which almost killed Skripal, 66, and his daughter Yulia, 33, and claimed the life of Dawn Sturgess, 44, whose Partner Charlie Rowley, 45, had inadvertently given him the bottle of fake perfume used to transport the nerve agent.

It is understood that the anti-terrorist police & # 39; supports everything & # 39; what they have said about the two suspects. The intelligence officers know the real names of the men, and the sources said that they concluded that they were hit men of the GRU based on solid intelligence that had not been made public.

Ms. May said: "The lies and blatant inventions in this interview … are an insult to the public's intelligence, and more importantly, they are deeply offensive to the victims and loved ones of this horrible attack. What we have come to expect: An illegal chemical weapon has been used in the streets of this country We have seen four seriously ill people in the hospital and an innocent woman has died Russia has responded with contempt ".

As relations with Moscow worsened, the Russian embassy claimed that its diplomats had been "banned". to attend a Conservative Party event for the first time.

The ministers say that Vladimir Putin personally ordered the assassination attempt, but the Russian president has denied any involvement.

In their interview, Petrov and Boshirov told RT that they fear that the British secret service has a "reward in our heads".

Boshirov denied that the Kremlin had forced them to speak, and said: "We fear leaving, we fear for ourselves, our lives and those of our loved ones." They described themselves as "decent boys" working in the "sports nutrition business."

They said they went to Salisbury twice in two days to try to get to Stonehenge, but they were frustrated each time by the snow. They said they were soaked & # 39; and & # 39; frozen & # 39; and that both days remained for a short period, before returning to London on the train.

Boshirov confessed: & # 39; Maybe we did [approach] Skripal's house, but we do not know where it was located.

Police say the hit men went on Saturday, March 3, as a dry run before Sunday's assassination attempt and that they were traveling back to Heathrow and a flight to Moscow that night.

In Moscow, Sergey Dorenko, from the radio station Govorit Moskva, said he was embarrassed by the "clumsy" interview.

Journalist Oleg Kashin said that it had the opposite effect to what Putin had expected, and amounted to a "confession" that Britain was right.

Reality vs. fiction: how the claims of novichok spies fall every time

Claim

"We arrived in Salisbury on day 3 [of March], we tried to walk through the city, but as the city was covered in snow, we could only half an hour, we got wet. On March 4, we went back there, because the snow melted in London, it was hot. But, again, at lunchtime, there was heavy rain with snow. "

True

The Russians come from a country that deals with snow most of the year, with one from Siberia, one of the coldest places on the planet. The Met believe that on March 3 they found the house of Skripal knowing that they would return the next day to attack him. There's no way they can cover that distance in the 30 minutes they claimed to be in Salisbury.

Claim

The day the Skripals were poisoned, on March 4, the men said they went to see the cathedral. Boshirov said: & # 39; TThe cathedral is very beautiful. They have many tourists, many Russian tourists, many Russian-speaking tourists

True

CCTV shows them a mile away from the cathedral near the home of Sergei Skripal. After arriving in the city at 11.48 a.m., they were in their target's home in ten minutes. An hour later they appeared in the center of the city and took a train 45 minutes later, with no possibility of sightseeing. The bishop of Salisbury confirmed today that they appear to have no images of the men in the cathedral.

Claim

"Of course, we went to visit Stonehenge, Old Sarum, the Cathedral of the Virgin Mary, but it did not work because there were muddy mud everywhere, as we would say in Russian, total hail." We got wet, went back to the train station and went back to next train.

True

The photos, the reviews of TripAdvisor and the publications in social networks prove that other people could visit these historical sites without being hindered by the weather.

Claim

The men admitted that they may have stumbled upon the house of Skripal by accident. Boshirov said: "Maybe we approved it, maybe we did not approve it, I do not know, I had not heard it." I had not heard this last name, I did not know anything about them before this situation began, this nightmare with us. "

True

The house was in the wrong direction away from the cathedral and Sergei Skripal's defection to Britain was one of the biggest espionage stories in Russia of the last 20 years.

Claim

The poison arrived in Britain in a high-tech perfume bottle designed not to spill, especially when sprayed. The men said: "Is not it silly for a normal man to wear women's perfume? He's just gone through customs, when you go through customs they check all your stuff, or just any police officer can check them, I think if we had something, they would have had questions: Why does a man in his luggage have a woman's perfume?

True

A small bottle of perfume in hand luggage is not remotely strange, especially because many men buy it as a gift without paying taxes.

Novichok in his hotel room, there are no pictures of them in the cathedral … and where is all that snow? Ten defects of GLARING that make a huge hole in the strange account of Russian gunmen from their trip to Salisbury

The ten flagrant defects that cause a big hole in your version of events.

1. What about the Novichok found in the hotel room?

The assassins made no attempt to answer why traces of novichok were found in a room inside their hotel in East London (pictured)

The assassins made no attempt to answer why traces of novichok were found in a room inside their hotel in East London (pictured)

The assassins made no attempt to answer why traces of novichok were found in a room inside their hotel in East London (pictured)

The most obvious problem in his story is the fact that novichok traces were found in his hotel room in East London. They were not asked, and did not explain, how this could be the case.

2. Why stay in East London anyway?

The men chose a hotel 127 miles from Salisbury despite heading to the city twice in three days

The men chose a hotel 127 miles from Salisbury despite heading to the city twice in three days

The men chose a hotel 127 miles from Salisbury despite heading to the city twice in three days

The couple says he flew from Moscow to visit Salisbury and insisted: "Our friends have been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful city." But if you really wanted to experience the jewel of Wiltshire, why not stay in one of the more than 60 hotels and pensions in the city? Instead, they lost hours coming and going on trains.

3. Your complaints about the snowy weather

The Russians, accustomed to the cold and the snow, spoke of being hot in bad weather despite enjoying the sun and clear sidewalks

The Russians, accustomed to the cold and the snow, spoke of being hot in bad weather despite enjoying the sun and clear sidewalks

The Russians, accustomed to the cold and the snow, spoke of being hot in bad weather despite enjoying the sun and clear sidewalks

Ruslan Boshirov said: "It was impossible to get anywhere because of the snow." We were soaked to the knees & # 39; And his accomplice complained that on his visit on Sunday, there was heavy rain with snow & # 39; Salisbury, in fact, had transformed into an impressive winter wonderland with a blanket of snow in the days before it arrived. But temperatures were already declining on Saturday, March 3, the first day they visited. Sunday was a relatively warm and occasionally sunny 9C. There were no reports of "heavy rain". CCTV images of the couple on Sunday showed that it was wet but that there was no snowflake in sight. And a photo taken at Salisbury Cathedral on March 3 shows that the snow had already melted from its roof.

4. Wrong address to visit the cathedral

CCTV shows how the two Russians left in the opposite direction if they wanted to visit the cathedral

CCTV shows how the two Russians left in the opposite direction if they wanted to visit the cathedral

CCTV shows how the two Russians left in the opposite direction if they wanted to visit the cathedral

Boshirov and Petrov insist that they wanted to witness the magnificent spire of Salisbury Cathedral. This can be seen from the train station, but CCTV shows how the two Russians left in a completely opposite direction. Instead of heading southeast from the station to the cathedral, they walked northwest and were captured on CCTV via a Shell garage on the way to the house of the Skripal family.

5. There are no pictures of them visiting the cathedral

The men made Salisbury Cathedral the center of their trip, but they did not take photos and they were not captured by CCTV outside.

The men made Salisbury Cathedral the center of their trip, but they did not take photos and they were not captured by CCTV outside.

The men made Salisbury Cathedral the center of their trip, but they did not take photos and they were not captured by CCTV outside.

Unlikely visitors were seen in many places in Salisbury, but not in the cathedral, despite being the main attraction of the city. They claim to have been there on Sunday, saying: & # 39; The cathedral is very beautiful.

They have many tourists, many Russian tourists. If there is CCTV of them visiting the 800-year-old treasure, it has not been made public. However, the two men claim to have their own snapshot of their visit, but have not been able to release them. The couple also says that they also went to a park, we had a coffee. We went to a coffee shop and we had coffee & # 39; So far, CCTV has not been launched to support this.

The assertion of two suspects in the Skripal case that they visited Salisbury to see their cathedral "does not seem to add up," said the bishop of the city of Wiltshire.

The bishop of Salisbury, Nicholas Holtam, said he had no knowledge of any evidence linking Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov to the cathedral, and suggested that Russian men could have benefited from a visit to the building and a display of his copy of the Magna Carta

Responding to the men's claims, the bishop told BBC Radio 4's Today program: "It really does not add up, right?"

When asked if there were CCTV images in the cathedral, he said: "There is nothing that links the cathedral that we have, or I think someone has it, there is no way to prove that."

The bishop said that his response to the men's television interview was to think "What a pity they did not spend more time in that city, where they could have explored the cathedral and seen a building committed to the love of God, where there is a regular worship to raise our hearts, the highest needle and a copy of the Magna Carta on the rule of law and justice. They did not seem to see any of that, right?

6. Bus trips to Stonehenge were NOT canceled

Snow prevented them from reaching the world-famous prehistoric monument, but the bus was running that day.

Snow prevented them from reaching the world-famous prehistoric monument, but the bus was running that day.

Snow prevented them from reaching the world-famous prehistoric monument, but the bus was running that day.

Petrov said the couple had also wanted to see Stonehenge in the Salisbury plain, but it did not work because of the melting snow. Visitors to the prehistoric monument, nine miles north of Salisbury, can take a bus directly from the station's service station.

When asked if snow or anything else had affected the services, a spokesman for bus operator Salisbury Reds said yesterday: "Tour buses ran normally on Sunday, March 4."

7. Photo of entrance to the airport

Boshirov saod this image was faked, but the British police has discredited that myth

Boshirov saod this image was faked, but the British police has discredited that myth

Boshirov saod this image was faked, but the British police has discredited that myth

Boshirov suggests that the CCTV photos of them walking through the Gatwick arrivals must have been faked, because they seem to show the two men walking through the same customs channel with the same time stamp. But the British police already explained that there are two parallel channels.

8. & # 39; False photographs & # 39; they proved to be real

As they walk through Salisbury on the day of the attack, they are seen on CCTV on Fisherton Road shortly after 1pm. Russian sources tried to say that it was not them, but the suspects confirmed yesterday that it was

As they walk through Salisbury on the day of the attack, they are seen on CCTV on Fisherton Road shortly after 1pm. Russian sources tried to say that it was not them, but the suspects confirmed yesterday that it was

As they walk through Salisbury on the day of the attack, they are seen on CCTV on Fisherton Road shortly after 1pm. Russian sources tried to say that it was not them, but the suspects confirmed yesterday that it was

The couple's confessions that they were indeed the men in the photos ruin one of Russia's favorite conspiracy theories: that the British authorities falsified the images.

9. Bad time

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia (photographed together in Salisbury) were poisoned with Novichok after he smeared on his door when officers were in town

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia (photographed together in Salisbury) were poisoned with Novichok after he smeared on his door when officers were in town

Former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia (photographed together in Salisbury) were poisoned with Novichok after he smeared on his door when officers were in town

One major flaw in his account was the fact that the Skripals were actually poisoned the day they visited Salisbury.

10. Two return flights and lost luggage

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov in the safety of Heathrow Airport before their flight home, but they also had tickets for the next morning

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov in the safety of Heathrow Airport before their flight home, but they also had tickets for the next morning

Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov in the safety of Heathrow Airport before their flight home, but they also had tickets for the next morning

The couple also did not explain why they booked two alternative flights back from London to Moscow, giving them the option to flee on Sunday or Monday. The men went straight from Salisbury to Heathrow for the night flight. But CCTV suggested that they did not have any luggage with them on their way home.

The killers claim they are "decent boys" who were on a day trip to admire Salisbury and not kill the former Skripal spy

Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov, right, claim they are victims of defamation and suggested that Britain was conspiring to kill them.

Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov, right, claim they are victims of defamation and suggested that Britain was conspiring to kill them.

Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov, right, claim they are victims of defamation and suggested that Britain was conspiring to kill them.

The most wanted men in Europe spoke for the first time today and insisted that they are victims of a smear campaign.

Here is a transcript

The editor-in-chief of RT Margarita Simonyan: He called my cell phone, saying that you were Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov. You are Alexander Petrov, and you are Ruslan Boshirov. You look like the people we saw in those photos and videos from the United Kingdom. So, who are you really?

Alexander Petrov: We are the people you saw.

Ruslan Boshirov: I'm Ruslan Boshirov.

AP: And I am Alexander Petrov.

MS: Are these your real names?

RB: Yes, these are our real names.

MS: But even now, frankly, you look very tense.

AP: How would you look if you were in our shoes?

RB: When your whole life turns upside down suddenly, overnight, and it falls apart.

MS: The guys we all saw in those London and Salisbury videos, wearing those jackets and sneakers, are you?

AP: Yes, it's us.

MS: What were you doing there?

AP: Our friends have been suggesting for a long time that we visited this wonderful city.

MS: Salisbury? A wonderful city?

AP: Yes.

MS: What makes it so wonderful?

RB: It's a tourist city. They have a famous cathedral there, Salisbury Cathedral. It is famous all over Europe and, in fact, all over the world, I think. It is famous for its 123 meter needle. It is famous for its watch. It is the oldest working clock in the world.

MS: So, did you travel to Salisbury to see the clock?

AP: No, we initially planned to go to London and have fun there. This time, it was not a business trip. Our plan was to spend time in London and then visit Salisbury. Of course, we wanted to do everything in one day. But when we got there, even our plane could not land on the first approach. This is due to all the havoc they had with transport in the United Kingdom on March 2 and 3. Due to the heavy snow, almost all the cities were paralyzed. We could not go anywhere.

RB: It was in all the news. The railroads did not work on March 2 and 3. The roads were closed. Police cars and ambulances blocked the roads. There was no traffic at all, there were no trains, nothing. Why does not anyone talk about this?

MS: Can you give the timeline? Minute by minute, or at least hour by hour, or as much as you can remember. You came to the United Kingdom, as you said, to have some fun and see the cathedral, see a clock in Salisbury. Can you tell us what you did in the United Kingdom? You spent two days there, right?

AP: Actually, three.

MS: OK, three. What did you do those three days?

AP: We arrived on March 2. We went to the train station to check the schedule, to see where we could go.

RB: The initial plan was to go there and return that day. Just take a look and come back the same day.

AP: For Salisbury, that's it. A day in Salisbury is enough. There is not much you can do there.

RB: It's a normal city. A regular tourist city.

MS: OK, I understand that. That was your plan. But what did you really do? You arrived. There were heavy snowfalls. No trains, nothing. What did you do then?

AP: No, we arrived in Salisbury on March 3. We wanted to walk through the city, but as the whole city was covered in snow, we spent only 30 minutes there. We were all wet.

RB: There are no images. The media, television, nobody talks about the fact that the transportation system was paralyzed that day. It was impossible to get anywhere because of the snow. We were soaked to the knees.

MS: Good. You went for a walk for 30 minutes, you got wet. Whats Next?

AP: We travel there to see Stonehenge, Old Sarum and the Cathedral of the Blessed Virgin Mary. But it did not work because of the melted snow. The whole city was covered in sleet. We got wet, so we went back to the train station and took the first train to return. We spent about 40 minutes in a cafeteria at the train station.

RB: drinking coffee. Drinking hot coffee because we were soaked.

AP: Maybe a little over an hour. That's because of the large intervals between trains. Creo que esto fue por la nevada. Regresamos a Londres y continuamos con nuestro viaje.

RB: Caminamos por Londres …

MS: ¿Entonces, solo pasaste una hora en Salisbury?

AP: ¿el 3 de marzo? Sí. Eso es porque era imposible llegar a ningún lado.

MS: ¿Qué tal el día siguiente?

AP: El 4 de marzo, volvimos allí, porque la nieve se derritió en Londres, hacía calor.

RB: estaba soleado.

AP: Y pensamos, realmente queríamos ver a Old Sarum y la catedral. Así que decidimos darle otra oportunidad el 4 de marzo.

MS: ¿Otro intento de hacer qué?

AP: ir a hacer turismo.

RB: Para ver esta famosa catedral. Para visitar Old Sarum.

MS: Entonces, ¿lo viste?

La editora de RT Margarita Simonyan tuiteó hoy que pasó la noche con los sospechosos y sugirió que negarán cualquier parte de la trama

La editora de RT Margarita Simonyan tuiteó hoy que pasó la noche con los sospechosos y sugirió que negarán cualquier parte de la trama

La editora de RT Margarita Simonyan tuiteó hoy que pasó la noche con los sospechosos y sugirió que negarán cualquier parte de la trama

RB: Sí, lo hicimos.

AP: El 4 de marzo, lo hicimos. Pero nuevamente, a la hora del almuerzo, hubo fuertes lluvias con nieve.

RB: Por alguna razón, nadie habla de este hecho.

AP: Entonces nos fuimos temprano.

MS: ¿Es hermoso?

RB: La catedral es muy hermosa. Tienen muchos turistas, muchos turistas rusos, muchos turistas de habla rusa.

AP: Por cierto, deberían tener muchas fotos de la catedral.

MS: ¿Tus fotos, quieres decir?

AP: Deberían mostrarlos.

MS: ¿Supongo que tomaste algunas fotos mientras estuviste en la catedral?

RB: por supuesto.

AP: Claro, lo hicimos.

RB: Fuimos a un parque, tomamos un café. Fuimos a una cafetería y tomamos café. Caminamos, disfrutando de esos hermosos edificios góticos ingleses.

AP: Por alguna razón, no muestran esto. Solo muestran cómo fuimos a la estación de tren.

MS: Si nos das tus fotos, podemos mostrarlas. Entonces, mientras estabas en Salisbury, ¿fuiste a algún lugar cerca de la casa de los Skripals?

AP: Tal vez. No lo sabemos

RB: ¿Y usted? ¿Sabes dónde está su casa?

MS: Yo no. ¿Vos si?

RB: Nosotros tampoco.

AP: Ojalá alguien nos dijera dónde está.

RB: Tal vez lo aprobamos, o tal vez no lo hicimos. I had never heard about them before this nightmare began. I had never heard this name before. No sabía nada de ellos.

MS: Cuando llegaste al Reino Unido, cuando estuviste en Londres o en Salisbury, durante todo tu viaje, ¿tenías algún Novichok u otro agente venenoso o sustancia peligrosa?

RB: No.

AP: Es absurdo.

MS: ¿Tenías la botella de perfume de Nina Ricci que el Reino Unido presenta como evidencia de tu presunto delito?

RB: ¿No crees que es algo estúpido para dos hombres heterosexuales llevar perfumes para mujeres? Cuando pasas por la aduana, revisan todas tus pertenencias. Entonces, si tuviéramos algo sospechoso, definitivamente tendrían preguntas. ¿Por qué un hombre tendría perfume para mujeres en su equipaje?

AP: Incluso una persona ordinaria tendría preguntas. ¿Por qué un hombre necesitaría perfume para las mujeres?

MS: Where would an ordinary person see that you have a perfume bottle?

RB: I mean, when you go through customs…

MS: Long story short, did you have that Nina Ricci bottle or not?

RB: No.

AP: No, of course not.

MS: Speaking of straight men, all footage features you two together. You spent time together, you lived together, you went for a walk together. What do you have in common that you spend so much time together?

RB: You know, let's not breach anyone's privacy. We came to you for protection, but this is turning into some kind of interrogation. We are going too far. We came to you for protection. You're not interrogating us.

MS: We are journalists, we don't protect. We aren't lawyers. In fact, this was my next question. Why did you decide to go to the media? Your photos were published some time ago together with your names, but you were keeping silent. Today, you called me because you wanted to talk to the media. Why?

RB: To ask for protection.

AP: You say we kept silent. After our lives turned into a nightmare, we didn't know what to do, where to go. Police? Investigative Committee? UK Embassy?

RB: Or FSB. We didn't know.

MS: Why would you go to the UK Embassy?

AP: We really didn't know what to do. Where to go? Hello?

RB: You know, when your life is turned upside down, you don't really understand what to do and where to go. And many say, why don't you go to the UK Embassy and explain everything?

MS: And you know what they are saying about you, right?

AP: Of course we do.

RB: Yes, of course. We can't go out on the street because we are scared. We're afraid.

MS: What are you afraid of?

RB: We fear for our lives. And for the lives of our families and friends.

MS: So, you fear that the UK secret service will kill you or what?

RB: We just don't know.

AP: Simply read what they write there. They even offer a reward.

MS: What do you mean? There's a bounty on your head?

RB: Dmitry Gudkov, if I am not mistaken, promised a trip to the UK to anybody who brings us to him. Do you think it's OK? And you think we can feel just fine, walking around all smiling, talking to people? Any sensible person would be afraid'.

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