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Salisbury attack: Suspects identified as civilians

ANI  |  Vladivostok [Russia] 

Russian authorities have identified the two suspects in the as its civilians.

Russian Vladimir Putin, while addressing the plenary session of the Eastern Economic Forum (EEF) in Vladivostok, talked about the of former Russian and his daughter in and divulged that the two suspects have been found, reported

"We know who they are, we have found them. I hope that they will show up and tell everything themselves. There is nothing particularly criminal there, I assure you," Putin said.

Last week, UK Theresa May, while addressing a Parliament session, held accountable for the attack and said that only had the motive to carry out the attack as well as the technical means and operational experience.

She further accused of orchestrating the attack and claimed that the suspects were related to the However, Russia refuted these claims.

Furthermore, the UK and 25 other western nations expelled Russian diplomatic workers in a display of solidarity.

The leaders of France, Germany, Unites States of (U.S.A.) and had also expressed "full confidence" in the United Kingdom's assessment that the two suspects in the Novichok attack, which took place in March this year, were officers from the Russian military intelligence service.

The Skripals were found unconscious at a shopping centre in Salisbury on March 4 and were admitted to a hospital soon after.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 16:45 IST