Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal
|Poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal|
A forensics tent covers the bench where Sergei and Yulia Skripal fell unconscious.
|Date||4 March 2018|
|Target||Sergei Viktorovich Skripal|
Yulia Sergeyevna Skripal
A police officer was also taken into intensive care after being contaminated when he went to Sergei Skripal's house. By 22 March he had recovered enough to leave the hospital. An additional 48 people sought medical advice after the attack, but none required treatment.[d]
In the 1990s, Sergei Skripal was an officer for Russia's
Later in March, the British government accused Russia of attempted murder and announced a series of punitive measures against Russia, including the expulsion of diplomats. The UK's official assessment of the incident was supported by 28 other countries which responded similarly. Altogether, an unprecedented 153 Russian diplomats were expelled. Russia denied the accusations and responded similarly to the expulsions and "accused Britain of the poisoning."
According to the UK government, the two were poisoned with a
On 22 March 2018, Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey was discharged from the hospital. In a statement he said "normal life for me will probably never be the same" and also thanked the hospital staff. As of 26 March 2018, Skripal and his daughter remained critically ill. On 29 March 2018 it was announced that Yulia Skripal's condition was improving and she was no longer in a critical condition. On 5 April 2018 doctors said that Sergei Skripal was no longer in critical condition and was responding well to treatment. On 9 April 2018, Yulia Skripal was discharged from hospital and taken to a secure location. On 18 May 2018, Sergey Skripal was discharged from the hospital too. On 23 May 2018, Yulia Skripal posed for the media for the first time after the poisoning. She stated that she was lucky to be alive after the poisoning and thanked the staff of the Salisbury hospital. She described her treatment as slow, heavy and extremely painful and she had a scar on her neck, apparently from a
On 17 March 2018,