スクリパル事件の容疑者として英国から名指しされたロシア人2名のインタビュー書き起こし: ずくなしの冷や水

2018年09月16日

スクリパル事件の容疑者として英国から名指しされたロシア人2名のインタビュー書き起こし

RT editor-in-chief’s exclusive interview with Skripal case suspects Petrov & Boshirov (TRANSCRIPT)



英国の警察は、どうやってこの二人を選び、足取りを追い、画像を集めたのでしょう。

ソールスベリーの大聖堂にはロシア語を話す人が多かったと述べていますから、ロシア人の旅行客が多いようです。

ソールスベリーの旅行者の中からロシア語を話す適当な者を見つける。パスポートの写真を記録していた? ビザ交付の際に? そうでなければ名前はわからない。そして服装と背格好でCCTVの画像を探した。これは大変な作業だったと思います。

二人にインタビューをした中年女性のRT編集長は有能で経験も豊富です。

この男性二人についてゲイのカップルではないかとの見方も出ています。仮にそうであれば、人目に付きますから情報機関が暗殺事件の犯行者に使うはずはない。

英国は犯行容疑者を多数の画像入りで名指ししましたが、ガトウィック空港の画像では大きなミス。手を加えていることがばれました。

英国は自らの主張を繰り返し、このインタビューについて as an ‘insult to the public's intelligence'と述べています。「公衆の知性に対する侮辱」あるいは「公の情報機関」に対する侮辱でしょうか。

英国のMSMでは、二人は死んだ(消された)との説まで流していたそうです。そこに当人たちが現れ、容疑を否認したものですから、これは大変な事態。英国情報機関、警察のメンツ丸つぶれとなりました。

もともと政府か情報機関かどこかが陰謀を企てて、警察はしぶしぶやってきたのでしょう。容疑者不明のままにしておけばいいのに踏み込み、容疑者をでっち上げたために自らを「絶体絶命の窮地」に追い込んでしまいました。このまま静かになっていくとも思えません。スクリパル父子は所在不明なままです。

A spokesman for UK Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday described an interview of Skripal case suspects, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with Russia’s RT channel as an ‘insult to the public's intelligence', TASS reported.

RT2018/9/14
‘UK cornered itself claiming Petrov & Boshirov were perpetrators’ – analysts on Skripal poisoning
Whatever revelations may pop up, the UK will stick to its vague version of the Salisbury poisoning incident, analysts said on the heels of an exclusive RT interview with Britain’s Skripal case suspects.

The interview with Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, named as suspects in the Salisbury poisoning, appeared on RT on Thursday. Speaking to RT editor-in-chief, Maragarita Simonyan both said they had been wrongly accused by the UK of attempted murder of the ex-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Although they claimed they went there to see the sights, the British were quick to denounce the interview as a blow to the “public’s intelligence.” RT has been told that no matter what, the UK will not change its view on the matter.

“The British government locked itself into the corner, into a certain position” insisting Petrov and Boshirov were the perpetrators, said Martin McCauley, author and Russia analyst. “Therefore it cannot say: ‘Sorry, we made a terrible mistake here’. Because it will lose face if it did that.”

After London expelled numerous Russian diplomats and after sanctions were imposed on Russia, “you can’t really go back and say ‘the evidence is not there, we back away from that’.” From a credibility point of view, the British government must stick to that position, McCauley asserted.

Asked what could persuade London of the pair’s innocence, he responded: “I can’t see anything which could really change the British government’s attitude and its conviction that these two men were perpetrators, that they were the ones who brought Novichok into the country.”

Neil Clark, a UK-based journalist and writer, said he would dig deeper into the story to try to find other missing pieces in the puzzle. “And the CCTV coverage as well… we didn’t see any footage of the Skripals on the day of the poisoning,” he told RT. He lamented that the UK claims revolve around “this limited footage of these two suspects.”

Just days ago the UK government and the mainstream media suggested that these men would be dead by now, he continued, referring to a Daily Mail interview with Andrey Piontkovsky, a leading Russia critic. “That was the official narrative three days ago. And then what happens? These men contact RT and are interviewed.”

“And then, of course, it is forgotten that we were told they are already dead,” Clark said. “The story then changes to what they said was a pack of lies.” The other blank spot is the timeline of events, he said.

“If these two men – the suspects – arrived in Salisbury at 11.40am and the Skripals left their home at 9.15am how was it they were poisoned on the door handle of their home?” Clark asked before adding: “We got no evidence that they actually returned home. We got no CCTV of this, and this is interesting.”

Skripal, a former Russian double agent, was poisoned along with his daughter in central Salisbury in March. The UK pinned the blame on Russia for the incident, with Prime Minister Theresa May claiming that Petrov and Boshirov were members of the GRU, Russia’s military intelligence service. Earlier this week, President Vladimir Putin dismissed the claim, saying the two were civilians with no criminal background.

RT2018/9/13
UK claims men in RT interview were GRU intelligence agents despite their denial
The UK Foreign Office doubled down on their claim that Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov are officers in Russian military intelligence, after the pair professed their innocence during an interview with RT.

The pair had said they had been wrongly accused by the UK of attempted murder of ex-Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, and his daughter Yulia, in Salisbury in March, stating they were in the city for tourism.

Following the interview's broadcast, UK government spokesperson told RT: “The Police and Crown Prosecution Service have identified these men as the prime suspects in relation to the attack in Salisbury.

“The Government is clear these men are officers of the Russian military intelligence service – the GRU – who used a devastatingly toxic, illegal chemical weapon on the streets of our country.

“We have repeatedly asked Russia to account for what happened in Salisbury in March. Today – just as we have seen throughout - they have responded with obfuscation and lies.”

Speaking to reporters, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesperson labelled the interview "an insult to the public's intelligence" and "deeply offensive."

The Foreign Office’s claim was backed up by John Glen MP, the lawmaker whose constituency includes Salisbury.

Despite the UK's claims, many questions remain over the pair's guilt.

Analysts told RT that the men either wanted to be noticed on purpose or were just two ridiculously clumsy “agents," as the surveillance cameras captured a large proportion of their movements around Salisbury.

Speaking to RT, Charles Shoebridge, a former British military officer, stressed that it’s very strange for well-trained Russian intelligence specialists to leave such a “reckless and clear trail of evidence” that would lead the investigation directly to Russia.

Annie Machon, a former MI5 intelligence officer, said she doubts Moscow’s alleged motive, noting that pieces of evidence presented to the public will never be “tried forensically in court," adding that there are some "big holes" in the chain of evidence.

Russian President Vladimir Putin denies the two men are military intelligence officers in the GRU, insisting they are civilians and there is nothing criminal about them.

Following the British allegations, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov stated: “Neither Russia’s top leadership nor those with lower ranks, and [Russian] officials, have had anything to do with the events in Salisbury."
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