Yulia Skripal refuses Russian help and tells cousin not to visit

The London Police have disclosed a statement by Yulia Skripal, who was found poisoned in Salisbury with her father, former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal.

According to the report, Yulia did not accept the Russian embassy’s offer of consular assistance.

She also asked her cousin Viktoria not to visit her in England yet.

According to Yulia Skripal, she is still suffering as a result of the nerve-paralysis agent that was used against her and her father.

“I have left my father under supervision in the hospital, but he is still seriously ill,” Yulia Skripal said.

She said that she is being assisted by specially trained officers who, amongst other things, are keeping her informed about the case investigation process.

“I have access to contact with friends and relatives. The Russian embassy has kindly offered to assist me in any way, but I do not currently wish to use their services. If I change my mind, I know how to get hold of them,” Yulia noted.
She added that she does not yet feel strong enough for an interview with the media.

“I thank my cousin Viktoria for her concern, but I ask that she not visit me or try to contact me at present,” she said.

Last Thursday, the London Police published the first statement by Yulia Skripal, in which she thanked the people who found her and her father in Salisbury and brought them assistance, as well as the staff of the hospital where she is being treated. She did not provide any details concerning either her own or her father’s condition. On March 29, the British authorities announced that Yulia had regained consciousness and begun to talk, but that her father’s condition was considered critical.

Sergei and Yulia Skripal were poisoned in the British city of Salisbury on March 4. The British government believes that a Novichok-class nerve agent was used against them, and that Russia is most likely behind the attack.

  Skripal case, Yulia Skripal, Britain, Russia

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