Putin says Russia identified two Skripal suspects, 'they are civilians'

President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia had identified two men Britain suspects of poisoning former spy Sergei Skripal with a military-grade nerve agent, saying they were civilians.

"We know who they are, we have found them," Putin told an economic forum in the presence of Japan's Shinzo Abe and China's Xi Jinping in the far eastern city of Vladivostok.

"They are civilians, of course," he said, apparently responding to a claim by the British authorities that the two suspects are members of Russia's military intelligence agency.

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