Last night, Russia accused Britain of manipulating the Gatwick CCTV footage of Novichok's two alleged spies.
The images show Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov walking separately through the airport doors.
But the images are synchronized at the same moment – 16:22:43.
The spokeswoman of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Maria Zhakarova, said: "Either the exact date and time were superimposed on the image, or the Russian GRU staff learned to walk simultaneously, but their images are captured in two different photographs."
Last night, police said the wanted men cross customs before facing a series of automatic doors.
They separate and each one goes down a different thin aisle at the same time.
Ruslan Boshirov's CCTV at Gatwick Airport on March 2, 2018. The CPS issued European arrest warrants for the extradition of Boshirov and Alexander Petrov.
The Russian Alexander Petrov at the Gatwick airport on March 2, 2018. The CPS issued European arrest warrants for the extradition of Ruslan Boshirov and Petrov in connection with the poisoning attack on Novichok against Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March.
When you arrive at Gatwick Airport, leave the plane before going to the passport control and then move to collect your bags in the carousels.
Next, go to the airport section where you have to declare the items.
After walking through this and before you get to the main part of the airport to take your taxi, pick up your car or take a train, you will find a number of thin runners.
Tourists walking on the green lane in & # 39; Nothing to declare & # 39; After this comes a series of three or four automatic doors
Frequent travelers will know that you can not go through the doors together and instead of queuing in a single file, divide and go through different segments.
This is what Petrov and Boshirov do and why the time is exactly the same.
The images published by the Metropolitan Police made fun of Russian social networks.
One said: Yes, the runners (at the Gatwick airport) are different.
& # 39; These are runners in border control.
"But what a surprising synchronization of the GRU staff."
"Do not worry, it happens that people will swallow that" evidence ", said a comment from social networks mocking Britain for the images.
Meanwhile, a. Tonight, the top politician in Moscow denied Theresa May's claim that Vladimir Putin's military intelligence agency GRU was behind the poisoning of the novichok.
Leonid Slutsky, chairman of the international relations committee of the Russian parliament, described the claim as "absolutely absurd."
Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are wanted by the British authorities for the attack of nervous agent Salisbury in March of this year
"Great Britain continues a large-scale anti-Russian provocation," he said.
& # 39; It is announced that they are presumably GRU officers.
This is absolute nonsense.
& # 39; All the surnames could have been invented and the photos could have obtained the same result.
CCTV footage of Petrov and Boshirov the day before the attack at the train station
The poisoning suspects Novichok Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are shown on CCTV at Fisherton Road, Salisbury at 1:05 pm on March 4, 2018
"Once again, there is no real evidence of Russia's involvement, only baseless accusations.
"Like there is no response to the many inquiries from Russia about providing information about the course of the investigation.
"But that does not stop the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, who demands more sanctions against Russia."
London, with the support of Washington, is trying to justify "the launching of a great international scandal out of nothing".