Published: Thu, April 12, 2018
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

Russia's embassy seeks meeting with Johnson on poisoning

Russia's embassy seeks meeting with Johnson on poisoning

Yesterday, the Russian Embassy in London requested a meeting between its ambassador and United Kingdom foreign secretary Boris Johnson over the poisoning. Russian Federation has retaliated by expelling foreign diplomats from those nations.

Doctors had initially feared that the Skripals might have suffered permanent brain damage.

Earlier, Viktoria Skripal made headlines, when claiming on Russian TV that she had spoken with a woman, whom she believed was Yulia Skripal, just hours before police announced that she regained consciousness. "This is not the end of her treatment, but marks a significant milestone".

A relative of hers has also told Russian media that Ms Skripal, a Russian citizen, was expected to receive political asylum from the UK.

Britain's Sunday Times newspaper is reporting that the country is considering offering Russian former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter new identities and a new life in the United States to protect them from further attempts on their life.

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Mr Skripal, who was a Russian intelligence operative, was convicted of treason after he became a double-agent and sold the names of Russian spies working across Europe to a British spy handler.

The Russian Embassy had previously said it hoped the improvement in the Skripals' health will "contribute to the investigation of the crime perpetrated against them".

"We have now discharged Yulia Skripal from Salisbury District Hospital".

The latest exchanges in the diplomatic spat came as speculation mounted that the Skripals could be able to offer officers investigating the Salisbury nerve agent attack missing clues as the pair continue to recover.

Russian Federation missed a deadline set by London to explain how a certain type of military-grade nerve agent was used in the attack. Nerve agents work by blocking an enzyme in the body that lets nerves communicate with each other and with the body's organs. 'Our family needs to be together now, ' she said.

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In addition, he singled, walked and reached on an error while bunting. "To go out there and get 21 outs and not give up a run". He has allowed two earned runs or fewer over six-plus innings pitched in each of his six career starts against NY at Fenway.

"We also used specialised decontamination techniques to remove any residual toxins".

"Unfortunately, the current state of the foreign office interaction with the embassy is utterly unsatisfactory".

The Russian Embassy in London claimed the treatment of the pets might amount to animal cruelty and said "it is hard to avoid the impression that the animals have been disposed of as an inconvenient piece of evidence".

British authorities have denied the cousin, Viktoria Skripal, a visa to visit the patients, the Home Office (interior ministry) said on Friday.

Sergei Skripal, who was recruited by Britain's MI6, was arrested for treason in Moscow in 2004.

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However, he was pardoned in 2010 and moved to Britain as part of a spy swap between the United States and Russian Federation. He has British citizenship.

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