Salisbury poisoning: Boris Johnson condemns Russian suspects as ‘MURDERS’ | UK | News

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov have been named as the Russian state agents who have been accused of trying to assassinate ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury last March.

Earlier this week the two claimed they had visited Salisbury as tourists to see the “world famous” historic cathedral.

But Mr Johnson poured scorn on their claims at a dinner hosted by the American enterprise Institute.

He said: “ I’ll say it now — those two guys on Russian TV are murderers. And if they dispute that fact, they can sue me in the courts.”

Talking about his “contempt” for the Putin regime, he said: “When I became foreign secretary I thought there was no objective reason why we should be quite so hostile to Russia.

“Yes there were lots of reasons to be suspicious, lots of reasons to be wary.

“But I thought it was possible — I made the classic, classic mistake of thinking it was possible to have a ‘re-set’ with Russia.

“I wanted to engage with Putin and Sergey Lavrov to see if there were areas where we needed to engage. Then it just became clearer and clearer to me that that was a fool’s errand.

“And finally on March 4 this year we had this outrageous event in Salisbury, Wiltshire, when two agents of the GRU were involved in the murder of Dawn Sturgess and attempted murder of others.

“And you see what’s happening now with these two characters produced in this satirical way by Putin on Russian TV, asked these ludicrously patsy questions, making a mockery of the whole thing. And it really makes my blood boil.”

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