Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov (who have to be the two Russians with the most Russian names ever) were accused of the Sergei Skripal assassination attempt.
"These men are officers of the Russian military intelligence service, the GRU". They came up with pretty much everything except a film of them planting the poison or a signed confession, but the Russians clearly have no plans to extradite them or even charge them with anything judging by how Putin is describing the situation.
Russia's President Vladimir Putin at the plenary session titled "The Far East: Expanding the Range of Possibilities" as part of the 2018 Eastern Economic Forum at the Far Eastern Federal University on Russky Island in Vladivostok, Sept. 12, 2018.
Following the poisoning, it was indicated that the Central Intelligence Agency would offer to settle the pair into a new life with new identities in the USA, to protect them from any further assassination attempts.
Putin's declaration came seven days after British authorities announced that they had charged two Russian men, identified as Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, with carrying out the poisioning on March 4.
Yulia and Sergei were discovered slumped on a bench in a critical condition - with the nerve agent also poisoning courageous policemen Sgt Nick Bailey, and later residents Charlie Rowley and Dawn Sturgess.
Mr Skripal and his daughter Yulia were left critically ill after being exposed to the military grade nerve agent Novichok.
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Russian Federation has repeatedly denied any involvement in the incidents.
'I hope that they will emerge (in public) themselves and tell about themselves. "We'll see in the near future".
British Prime Minister Theresa May squarely blamed Russia's military intelligence service on September 5 for carrying out the attack, adding that the upper echelons of the Russian state could also have been involved.
The attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury, southern England, also claimed two other victims: Dawn Sturgess, who died from the poisoning, and Charlie Rowley, who recovered.
Det Sgt Nick Bailey also fell ill after responding to the incident in the city of Salisbury.
Mr Skripal was a former GRU agent, before defecting and aiding the UK.
Britain believes that Petrov and Boshirov - which may not be the two men's real names - are now in Russian Federation.
British prosecutors issued European arrest warrants last week for Petrov and Boshirov, charging them with conspiracy to murder.