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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Russian President Vladimir Putin says there is "nothing criminal" about the men named by UK authorities over the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

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UK authorities have named the men as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, thought to be officers of Russia's military intelligence service, the GRU. But Mr Putin said they were civilians and would tell their story soon.

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And if you can't believe Vlad...

#1 | Posted by REDIAL at 2018-09-12 03:25 AM | Reply

... then you can believe a Canadian. We know what you are up to. I've been to Canada. I know what goes on there. I've seen the giant bio-engineered mind-control beavers that secretly run your "civilization", and what you did to the what where originally ordinary maple trees.

I know what's up.

#2 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-12 04:05 AM | Reply

Nice deflection there RussianRat. Daddy Vlad is proud of your effort.

#3 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2018-09-12 09:19 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

that's cause they were following his orders.

#4 | Posted by klifferd at 2018-09-12 09:19 AM | Reply

putin is telling the truth...THEY ARE NOT CRIMINALS. they're individuals conscripted by putin to do this. they were told to do it or their family would be killed. why use a crook when you can utilize a hard working family man?

#5 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-12 09:29 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They might comment soon? Interesting development. Have to wonder if Putin's apparently careful parsing of his words suggests they did in fact poison Mr. Skripal and his daughter, but that they consider it justice, rather than a criminal act.

#6 | Posted by cbob at 2018-09-12 09:32 AM | Reply

#6 | POSTED BY CBOB

well they don't want to be ensnared by a gulliani 'perjury trap'

#7 | Posted by ABlock at 2018-09-12 09:42 AM | Reply | Funny: 4

Like the polonium poisoning case, only a powerful State can execute a crime of this complexity. That means either Russia or UK/US spy agencies hell bent on resurrecting the Cold War.

For all practical purposes the polonium case was solved and Russia did it.

Both Russia and the USA have had access to this nerve agent because Russia hired the USA to decommission the factory which manufactured this stuff.

If Russia did this just before the World Cup it was way beyond stupid. Whether Russia did it or not East-West relations are at an all time low since the Cuban missile crisis, a crisis averted by Russians interested in continuing life on earth.

It would be interesting to understand just how anyone can "spray a door" without killing themselves with this stuff, or bringing undo attention to themselves with elaborate safety gear as imagined in the movie ET.

#8 | Posted by bayviking at 2018-09-12 10:29 AM | Reply

Vlad said it.
I believe it.
That settles it.
--The Dotard, faithful believer in Putin

#9 | Posted by catdog at 2018-09-12 01:56 PM | Reply

Did he say it "very strongly"? You have to say things "very strongly" for them to be true.

#10 | Posted by donnerboy at 2018-09-12 02:18 PM | Reply

Look, there were good people on both sides of this poisoning.

Drumpf

#11 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2018-09-12 07:37 PM | Reply

They way they spout facts about Salisbury Cathedral is extremely practiced.. they amid to being spies, but did they commit the crime?

#12 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2018-09-13 01:02 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#12

NW.... Kremlin News, er, I mean, RT, could not have gone to Central Casting and gotten two guys who look and act more like thuggish Russian spies and murders than these two guys.

#13 | Posted by Corky at 2018-09-13 01:06 PM | Reply

#13 Classic! They look like the villains in the first Equalizer flick!

#14 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-13 03:49 PM | Reply

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