"I hope they will turn up themselves and tell everything". This would be best for everyone.
"There's nothing particularly even criminal about it, I assure you".
"When one country's prime minister accuses the leaders of another country of preparing a terrorist attack, from this point we can not proceed anywhere", he added.
While police and prosecutors have announced they have enough information to charge Boshirov and Petrov, and officers have formally linked the attack on the Skripals to the poisoning of Ms Sturgess and Mr Rowley, the charges do not relate to the Amesbury pair and authorities say they are still investigating this second incident.
British Prime Minister Theresa May said Petrov and Boshirov "are officers from the Russian military intelligence service, also known as the GRU".
It has further damaged already severely strained relations between Russian Federation and the West and has been a cause for solidarity at a time when Western officials accuse Moscow of seeking to cause rifts in relations between Western countries.
So this was not a rogue operation.
Petrov and Boshirov flew into Gatwick Airport on an Aeroflot flight from Moscow on March 2nd.
Javid described the GRU as a "very well-disciplined organization" that would "only act with orders from the highest level of the Russian government".
The Kremlin leader spoke amid new revelations indicating that the "spies" who planted novichok in Salisbury may have stolen the identities of Russian people for their mission.
Detectives believe the front door of Mr Skripal's Salisbury home was contaminated with Novichok.
The Russian Foreign Ministry has previously rejected May's accusations, noting both the unacceptable tone of her statement and the necessity for a thorough and unbiased investigation which has been so far made impossible by London's unwillingness to cooperate with Moscow.
They spent weeks in hospital before being discharged.
In July, Mr Rowley came across the poison, which had been concealed inside a perfume bottle and left in a charity bin.
Prosecutors deem it futile to apply to Russian Federation for the extradition of the two men, since Moscow does not extradite its own citizens, but a European Arrest Warrant has been obtained and the authorities are also seeking the assistance of Interpol.