“From the very start we planned to go to London and, put bluntly, cut loose and have some fun,” he said in the interview which was pre-recorded on Wednesday and broadcast on Thursday.
“It wasn’t a business trip.”
Boshirov said the two men were innocent and had not carried the Novichok nerve agent used in the attack. He laughed off as “silly” the idea that they would have carried a women’s perfume bottle. They may have approached Sergei Skripal’s house by chance, but did not know where it was located, they said.
The reason their first visit to Salisbury was so brief was because they had been forced to cut it short due to snow. They then decided to return the next day.
The two men surfaced a day after