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Friday, September 14, 2018, 19:15
Kremlin to review any UK request to interview poisoning suspects
By Reuters
Friday, September 14, 2018, 19:15 By Reuters

In this video grab provided by the RT channel, Ruslan Boshirov, left, and Alexander Petrov attend their first public appearance in an interview with the Kremlin-funded RT channel in Moscow, Russia, Sept 13, 2018. (PHOTO / RT CHANNEL VIDEO / AP)

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. 

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." 

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. 

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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." 

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Peskov underlined that the Kremlin denied any Russian state involvement in the poisoning.

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