So it’s defiance for home consumption, can see that. But it also establishes: suspects are Russian & harboured in defiance of Interpol red notices; Putin, whether he ordered hit or not, is leading a deception plan; the men do as they’re told, appear on TV
Alleged Kremlin assassins say they flew all the way from Moscow to UK for 48-hour trip not to poison double agent with banned chemical weapon, but to visit cathedral in town where he was killed. The Russians say they left after only 30 mins cuz of snow.
So far the most ridiculous bit is the claim that these Russians left early because of bad weather - in southern England in March! “Of course, we went there to see Stonehenge, Old Sarum, but we couldn’t do it because there was muddy slush everywhere."
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The Skripal poisoning suspects say they were in Salisbury because they were extremely interested in the height of Salisbury cathedral's spire
Skripal suspects Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov tell Russia Today they had nothing to do with Novichok attack. “We went [to Salisbury] to see Stonehenge, Old Sarum, but we couldn’t do it because there was muddy slush everywhere."
So their story is just: "We went on an inexplicably terrible holiday"
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The most surprising part of RT's interview with the Skripal suspects is the pair saying they were afraid of walking in the snow and the slush. They are RUSSIAN.
March 3rd: We spent 1 hour max in Salisbury, it was impossible to roam the city because of weather conditions - UK’s suspects in #Skripal case
BREAKING - Suspects in Skripal case talk to RT: "Of course, we went there to see Stonehenge....We spent no more than an hour in Salisbury,” Boshirov said.“Maybe we did [approach] Skripal’s house, but we don’t know where is it located.”
Men named by UK as #Skripal suspects give their version of events: they are tourists, who came to UK to see Salisbury and its cathedral, then flew home An explanation likely to strengthen UK govt position, regardless of whether UK Skripal narrative is true
Seriously, Russian guys leaving Salisbury because of snow! “We arrived in Salisbury on March 3 and tried to walk through the town, but we lasted for only half an hour because it was covered in snow,” Petrov said.
Skripal suspects add in RT interview that their "lives turned upside down" and they're "afraid of going out." Also say friends told them to visit Salisbury because of the famous [?] clock.
"Is it silly for decent lads to have women's perfume? The customs are checking everything, they would have questions as to why men have women's perfume in their luggage. We didn’t have it."
Hard to believe, but the #Skripal case just got weirder: Two men, identified as suspects by Britain, gave an interview to RT, claiming they were tourists &wanted to see the "world famous" #Salisbury cathedral. Probably they will become Duma deputies next!?
I feel so sorry for these sports nutritionists. You plan a nice sightseeing trip to Salisbury and end up with novichok in your pocket
It was too cold and snowy for two grown Russian men. THAT's the entire reasoning behind the need to visit Salisbury twice...
Boshirov to #Russia Today: "Is it silly for decent lads to have women’s perfume? The customs are checking everything, they would have questions as to why men have women’s perfume in their luggage. We didn’t have it.” Glad we've settled that.
The 25-minute long, boring RT interview with the 2 GRU murderers from Salisbury looks like a long FSB report (donos) on the GRU. The natural conclusion is that the FSB/Putin are going after Defense Minister Shoigu.
It's the reference to Old Sarum that convinces me these guys are legit.
This is quite a piece of work! The best part is Simonyan pretending to be a hard-nosed investigative journalist skeptical of their story!
Did these two get the treatment yet?
There’s an art to dezinformatsia. It has to be just believable enough to sow doubt. This...well... #