Kremlin says it would review any UK request to interview poisoning suspects

A screengrab taken on September 13, 2018, from footage broadcast by Russia's state broadcaster Russia Today (RT), shows two men, purported to be Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov taking part in a television interview. (AFP/ RUSSIA TODAY)
Updated 14 September 2018
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Kremlin says it would review any UK request to interview poisoning suspects

MOSCOW: The Kremlin said on Friday it would review any British request to interview the two men London suspects of trying to murder a former spy in strict accordance with Russian law, but said it had not received any such request.
Britain has charged the two men, who appeared on Russian TV on Thursday, with attempting to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia by spraying a chemical weapon on Skripal’s door in March.
When asked on a conference call if Moscow would agree to let British police question the men in Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said:
“Without doubt if such a request is made it will be looked at by the Russian side in strict accordance with Russian law.”
Peskov underlined that the Kremlin denied any Russian state involvement in the poisoning.


Police called to suspect package near British parliament

Updated 30 min 13 sec ago
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Police called to suspect package near British parliament

  • British police said they were investigating a suspicious package near the defense ministry
  • Cordons and road closures have been put in place

LONDON: British police said they were investigating a suspicious package near the defense ministry on Wednesday, and had closed roads while they dealt with the incident.
A Reuters photographer saw a bomb disposal robot at the scene after police said they were investigating the package at Embankment Gardens, near the Ministry of Defense, to the north of the Houses of Parliament.
“Police were called ... to reports of a suspicious package at Embankment Gardens,” a police spokesman said in a statement, adding that the ambulance and fire services were also at the scene. “Cordons and road closures have been put in place.”