Skripal case: Yulia Skripal turns down Russia's consulate assistance

Source : 112 Ukraine

The daughter of the poisoned Russian spy is conscious, with her conditions having improved after both she and her father had sustained a deadly nerve agent attack
22:58, 5 April 2018

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Yulia Skripal, the daughter of the poisoned Russian spy refused from any assistance offered by the Russian Federation. The British Foreign Office reported that as quoted by Reuters

The outlet pointed out that the Russian embassy in the UK turned to Skripal via the Foreign Office, offering her consulate help, but she refused to use it.  

“We have conveyed to Ms Skripal the Russian Embassy’s offer of consular assistance. Ms Skripal is now able to choose if and when to take up this offer, but to date she has not done so,” the Foreign Office said as quoted.

In late March, Yulia Skripal regained consciousness and started talking, after both she and her father had sustained a deadly nerve agent attack in Salisbury, England. Then, the Russian Embassy in London asked for access to Sergei Skripal's daughter, but the British government denied. 

Sergey Skripal remains to be in the critical but stable state.

Ex-colonel of Russia’s Main Intelligence Agency, Sergey Skripal and his daughter, poisoned in the center of Salisbury town in the evening of March 4, are still struggling for life in the intensive care unit of the local hospital. The British special services suppose that Skripals were poisoned by his ex-colleague Andrey Lugovoy, who acted on orders from Moscow.

Related: Russian outlet releases presentation about Skripal case

Theresa May, British Prime Minister, stated that Russia was highly likely to be involved in Skripal’s case. Later, Britain had officially confirmed the use of Novichok nerve agent in Salisbury. Due to this, British representative accused Russia of violating of UN Charter and Chemical Weapons Convention at the UN Security Council session.

As it was reported earlier, British Prime Minister Theresa May decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats due to the incident in Salisbury. Russian diplomats had a week to leave Great Britain. Besides, the law enforcers will tighten control at the customs and check of private planes for the same reason. In return, Russia said it would expel 23 British diplomats as a reaction to Britain’s actions. Russian Foreign Ministry informed in its announcement.

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