INTERNATIONAL

Putin At Economic Forum About Skripal Poisoning

President Vladimir Putin said that Russia knows the real identity of two men accused by British prosecutors of trying to murder former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Britain.

Speaking at an Economic Forum in the Russian Port City of Vladivostok, Putin said Russia has found the two civilians, and there's nothing special or criminal about them.

He also hoped they would come forward and tell the world their own story.

As British prosecutors last week identified two Russians who they said were operating under aliases -Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov- were the persons of interest in the attempted murder the Skripals with a military-grade nerve agent.