Skripal's health condition gets worse, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Doctors are afraid that Russian is unlikely to get rid of the consequences of the nerve agent attack
12:52, 18 February 2019


Health condition of Sergey Skripal, ex-GRU officer, got worse. He was poisoned in March 2018 in British Salisbury. The Times reported it referring to the resource in the UK’s intelligence services.

According to the resource, Skripal is at home under medical supervision. Doctors are afraid that Russian is unlikely to get rid of the consequences of the nerve agent attack.

The interlocutor of the newspaper stated that it remains unknown how ex-GRU officer would feel, as not much has been studied about the influence of Novichok nerve agent.

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“The substance itself is being excreted (from the body, - ed.), but the consequences of its influence might stay for a long time,” Wayne Carter, the assistant professor at Nottingham University.

It should be noted that after the assassination attempt, Skripal did not show up in public and media.

Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in British Salisbury in March 2018. Theresa May, British PM, stated that Russia was responsible for that, and the investigation has confirmed the use of the Novichok nerve agent, produced in Russia. 

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Reportedly, the Crown Prosecution Service of the U.K. called the names of the suspects in the poisoning of the ex-GRU officer Sergey Skripal and his daughter Yulia. The police suspect Russians Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov. They are accused of the poisoning of Skripals, a police officer who participated in the investigation, and two U.K. citizens in Amesbury. 

Later it was reported that there could be four more suspects in the Skripal case, apart from Aleksandr Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, whose names were revealed by the British counter-intelligence. 

Related: Third Russian agent stays in UK after attack on Skripal

As it was reported earlier, one of the suspects of poisoning Sergey Skripal in British Salisbury, Russian Ruslan Boshirov turned out to be Anatoliy Chepiga, the Colonel of the Main Intelligence Directorate of Russia (GRU)

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