WATCH: Putin Is Asked About Poisoning Of Ex-Russian Spy Right To His Face
Russian leader Vladimir Putin was asked Tuesday about the poisoning of ex-Russia spy Sergei Skripal in the United Kingdom.
A reporter asked, “President Putin, BBC News. Is Russia behind the poisoning of Sergei Skripal?”
Putin, in Russian, responded, “Look, we’re busy here with agriculture. As you can see, the aim is to create good conditions for people’s lives. And you ask me about some tragedies. Get to the bottom of things there, first. Then we’ll talk about this.”
U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May said that Russia was likely behind the poisoning on Monday.
“Either this was a direct act by the Russian state against our country, or the Russian government lost control of this potentially catastrophically damaging nerve agent and allowed it to get in the hands of others,” she said. (RELATED: Trump On Poisoning Of Spy — ‘It Sounds To Me Like It Would Be Russia’)