Friday, 6 April 2018

Nerve agent attack: Sergei Skripal no longer in a critical condition

Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition following last month's nerve agent attack, Salisbury District Hospital says.
The former Russian double agent is "responding well to treatment" and is "improving rapidly", said Dr Christine Blanshard, medical director at the hospital.
The 66-year-old and his daughter Yulia, 33, have been under the watchful of medics since they were attacked with novichok at their home in Salisbury, Wiltshire.

The pair were rushed to hospital after shoppers found them collapsed on a bench at The Maltings shopping centre on 4 March.

On Thursday, Ms Skripal revealed she "woke up over a week ago" and that her "strength is growing daily".

Dr Blanshard said any speculation on when she might be well enough to leave hospital "will be just that - speculation".
The Russian Embassy in London tweeted in response: "Good news!"

The Russian Embassy in the UK responds to Sky News' tweet breaking the news of Sergei Skripal's recovery

SKY       News.

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