Sergei Skripal Released From Hospital After Poisoning - NHS England

Lester Mason
Мая 18, 2018

After more than two months, 66-year old former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from the hospital after being poisoned by a military-grade nerve agent, British authorities said Friday.

"Sergei Skripal was discharged from the hospital... we are happy that he is alright and so that is another great opportunity to see him", Alexander Yakovenko told reporters.

"Treating people who are so acutely unwell, having been poisoned by nerve agents, requires stabilising them, keeping them alive until their bodies could produce more enzymes to replace those that had been poisoned", the hospital statement said.

Sergei Skripal's daughter Yulia was discharged from the same hospital in April.

Britain says the Skripals were poisoned with a military-grade nerve agent and that Russian Federation was behind the attack.

The police officer who was also exposed to the poison was discharged from hospital two weeks after the incident.

Britain and worldwide chemicals weapons inspectors say the Skripals were poisoned with Novichok, a deadly group of nerve agents developed by the Soviet military in the 1970s and 1980s.

Russian Federation has consistently denied the allegation.

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Britain's Foreign Ministry issued a statement in April saying, "let us be clear, this was attempted murder using an illegal chemical weapon that we know Russian Federation possesses".

Charles-Barks added: "This has been a hard time for those caught up in this incident - the patients, our staff and the people of Salisbury".

Before the exchange, he had been serving a 13-year prison term for leaking information to British intelligence.

Professor Steve Powis, medical director of NHS England, said: "I would like to thank the nurses, doctors, and all the other staff whose skills, compassion and dedication have saved the lives of Yulia and Sergei Skripal and Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey".

Supporting Britain, NATO and the European Union have both condemned the attack.

Moscow suggested Britain carried out the attack itself to stoke anti-Russian hysteria, and Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said last month that the agent used in the attack may have never been made in Russia. He eventually settled in the English city of Salisbury.

The day before, 17 may, the British TV channel Sky News reported that recently, British investigators continued to interrogate the former Colonel GRU Skripal as his recovery.

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