Sergei Skripal Regains Consciousness, Now He’s Able to Talk
Former Russian spy and GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, is conscious and can speak, the Sky News TV reported.
Earlier, a Salisbury Hospital official has confirmed that the ex-spy, who was poisoned in an alleged chemical attack in southern England last month, was recovering.
Sky News said that it is soon that the police would be able to talk with a person at the center of the poisoning incident in Salisbury, adding that Skripal is no longer in critical condition, and is responding well to treatment, and that he is conscious and speaks.
Earlier, the BBC reported that his daughter Yulia Skripal had regained consciousness and the ability to talk.
On April 5, UK's police stated on behalf of Yulia who said she "woke up over a week ago now" and is glad her strength is "growing daily."
The next day, Medical Director at Salisbury District Hospital, stated that Sergei Skripal was responding well to treatment and was improving quickly.
On March 4, Skripal, who worked for UK intelligence, and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious at a shopping center in the Salisbury, England. The United Kingdom accused Russia of orchestrating the attack with a weapons-grade nerve agent A234, allegedly linked to the Soviet-made Novichok group.
For its part, Moscow strongly refuted the allegations, saying it has nothing to do with the incident, and demanded access to the case's materials.
After that Theresa May opted to expel 23 Russian diplomats from their posts in response to the poisoning of the Skripals on March 4 in Salisbury.
Several UK allies followed suit, and Russia, in turn, imposed a raft of retaliatory tit-for-tar diplomatic sanctions against them.
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