Eli Ridder | The Avro Post

Yulia Skripal, daughter of former Russian spy Sergei, was discharged from Salisbury District Hospital on Tuesday morning after waking up last week after the pair were struck by a nerve agent in March.

Ms. Skripal still requires further treatment but the development was a “significant milestone”, hospital director Christine Blanshard said, with her father remaining to continue “good progress” on the path to restored health.

London’s Metropolitan Police would not release information regarding the daughter Skripal’s present location or whether she was receiving police protection at this time.

In an attack blamed on Russia, the Skripals were found critically ill on Mar. 4, slumped on a bench in Salisbury, after exposure to a deadly, military standard nerge agent, according to British authorities.

Moscow has denied involvement in the incident, sparking a war of words and diplomacy leading to tensions at a level not experienced since the Cold War over 50 years ago.

The United States, along with much of the European Union, Canada, Australia and others, back London’s assertions and expelled over a hundred Russian diplomats in late March.

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May called the retaliatory actions the largest collective expulsion of alleged Russian intelligence officers in history.

More details to follow. Image of the Skripals from the Standard. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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