Daughter of ex-Russian spy poisoned in Britain discharged from hospital, taken to safe location

The daughter of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, Yulia, has reportedly been released from the hospital after recovering from the alleged nerve agent attack on them.
Ms Yulia Skripal issued a statement to say her strength was growing daily.
Ms Yulia Skripal issued a statement to say her strength was growing daily.PHOTO: REUTERS/FACEBOOK

LONDON (REUTERS) - Ms Yulia Skripal, who along with her father, an ex-Russian spy, was poisoned with a nerve agent in Britain last monthhas been discharged from hospital, Sky News and the BBC reported on Tuesday (April 10).

Ms Skripal was discharged from hospital late on Monday and is at a safe location, the BBC reported.

On Friday, doctors said the health of Yulia, 33, and her father, Mr Sergei Skripal, had improved rapidly in the last few weeks after they were found unconscious on a bench on March 4 in the southern English city of Salisbury.

Britain says they were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent and has blamed Russia for the attack.

Moscow has denied any involvement in the incident, which has plunged its relations with the West to a post-Cold War low.

Last week, Ms Yulia Skripal issued a statement to say her strength was growing daily, while her 66-year-old father is no longer in a critical condition.

The Russian Embassy in London on Tuesday said it would consider any secret resettlement of the Skripals as an abduction of its citizens. If the pair were secretly resettled, the opportunity to hear their version of events would be lost, the embassy said on its website.

“The world, while having no opportunity to interact with them, will have every reason to see this as an abduction of the two Russian nationals or at least as their isolation,” it added.