"We know who they are, we have found them", the premier said at an economic forum in Vladivostock.
"I call on them to appear before the media and tell their story", Putin said, according to Russia's embassy in the U.K. His remarks Wednesday came from Vladivostok, where Putin is holding an economic summit with other leaders. "There's nothing particularly even criminal about them, I assure you", he said, adding they were "civilians, of course".
The Metropolitan Police published the suspects' photos, saying their names were Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. Thanks to the security cameras they've been installing in most cities and airports, they've got photographs of almost all the movements of the two men from the moment they arrived until they departed for home.
'I hope that they will emerge (in public) themselves and tell about themselves. "We'll see in the nearest future".
Former Russian military intelligence colonel Sergei Skripal attends a hearing at the Moscow District Military Court in Moscow on August 9, 2006.
British officials have said the men were agents of Russian military intelligence dispatched to kill Sergei Skripal, a Russian ex-spy who had given information to the British.
Britain has blamed the Russian government of being involved in the attacks, though Moscow has strongly denied it.
"We have repeatedly asked Russian Federation to account for what happened in Salisbury in March and they have replied with obfuscation and lies", Slack said. We know who they are, we found them. The Brits have leveled charges against them, while not having much in the way of expectations that they'll ever get their hands on them.
Three months later Dawn Sturgess and Charlie Rowley were admitted to hospital after being contaminated with a discarded perfume bottle, used to carry the poison.
Mr Wallace, leading a Government debate on the Salisbury poisonings in the Commons today, said: "When a hostile state is determined to try and use its full resources to penetrate another state, the challenge is much greater".
Britain has said the two suspects were Russian military intelligence officers nearly certainly acting on orders from high up in the Russian state.