Russian wanted over novichok poisoning 'to break silence'

"They're civilians, of course".

"I hope they will turn up themselves and tell everything".

In a statement that deepened the diplomatic crisis between the two countries, the Prime Minister said: 'The GRU is a highly disciplined organisation with a well-established chain of command. "It will be better for everyone", he told reporters on the sidelines of the economic summit.

Yulia and Sergei were discovered slumped on a bench in a critical condition - with the nerve agent also poisoning courageous policemen Sgt Nick Bailey, and later residents Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess.

The Kremlin has repeatedly denied knowing about the poisoning.

Vladimir Putin said the suspects are known to Russian authorities and they have been found, but he rejected Britain's claims that the pair work for the GRU, Russia's military intelligence service.

Putin asked the men to go public.

Skripal's niece Viktoria, who lives in Russia and often voices pro-Kremlin arguments on Russian television talk shows, told the Interfax news agency later on Wednesday that she knows "through her own sources" that the men identified as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are "ordinary men" who are "shocked" by the accusations. He appeared to be implying that they were not the people who carried out the poisoning.

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On March 4, Skripal and his daughter were found slumped unconscious on a bench in Salisbury after being exposed to the nerve agent Novichok.

Britain also accused the two men of being officers from Russia's intelligence service.

The Skripals spent weeks in hospital in a critical condition after the poisoning.

Javid described the GRU as a "very well-disciplined organization" that would "only act with orders from the highest level of the Russian government".

Britain and dozens of other countries kicked out scores of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of the Skripals, and Moscow responded tit-for-tat with an identical number of expulsions.

Prime Minister Theresa May said intelligence showed the poisonings were state-sponsored by Russian Federation.

United Kingdom prosecutors said they had "sufficient evidence" to charge the pair, but did not formally demand their extradition, as Russian Federation does not extradite its citizens.

Interpol released a "red notice" for the two men and the European Union put out an arrest warrant that might come into play if they ever leave Russian Federation again, but that also sounds unlikely.

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