The two suspects in the harming of ex-Russian covert operative Sergei Skripal and his little girl are regular folks, not culprits, Russian President Vladimir Putin says.
The UK government had named them as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, and said they were from Russia’s military knowledge benefit, the GRU.
Mr Putin said he trusted the men would recount their story soon.
In the mean time, a priest has recommended airplane terminal checks were bad enough, as Novichok had been brought into the UK.
“These two people went on a honest to goodness Russian international ID, making it harder to spot,” Security Minister Ben Wallace has told the Commons.
He included that “no uncertainty” there were a few checks at the airplane terminal yet “the things checks weren’t likely in the same class as they may be.”
The executive’s authentic representative said the administration had “over and again approached Russia to represent what occurred in Salisbury” however that Moscow “had answered with muddling and lies”.
“I have seen nothing to propose that has changed,” the representative said.