MOSCOW (AP) The two Russian men charged in Britain with poisoning a former Russian spy with a deadly nerve agent appeared on Kremlin-funded television on Thursday, denying their involvement in the attack and saying that their appearance in the English city of Salisbury was merely an incredible, fatal coincidence.
Ruslan Boshirov and Alexander Petrov made their first public appearance in an interview with the RT channel, saying that they had visited Salisbury as tourists to see its famous cathedral.
Our friends have been suggesting for a long time that we visit this wonderful town, Petrov said, while Boshirov added that they specifically wanted to see the cathedrals famous spire and clock.
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