British authorities have charged two alleged Russian military intelligence agents with poisoning ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury.
Two men suspected by the UK of poisoning Sergei Skripal admitted to traveling to Salisbury, but denied being Russian agents. Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov claim to be victims of a "fantastical" coincidence.
Vladimir Putin has called former agent Sergei Skripal a "scumbag" who betrayed his country. Skripal and his daughter were poisoned in what UK authorities say was a nerve agent attack carried out by Russian intelligence.
After the UK identified two men wanted in the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, the men have claimed innocence on TV. The men said they only visited Salisbury to admire its architecture. But some things don't make sense.
An open source investigation has identified the second suspect in the Salisbury poisoning as Russian military doctor Alexander Mishkin. Despite the compelling evidence, Russia has rejected claims that he is a GRU agent.
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