Poisoned Russian spy Sergei Skripal’s condition ‘improving rapidly’, says hospital

Former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in critical condition after a nerve agent attack, according to Salisbury District Hospital.

More than a month after being poisoned, Mr Skripal’s health is “improving rapidly”, and he is conscious and talking in hospital.

“He is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition,” Christine Blanshard, Medical Director at Salisbury District Hospital, said in a statement.

Mr Skripal, 66 and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench after a nerve agent attack on British soil.

A toxic nerve agent, Novichok, developed by the Soviet Union, was used in the attack.

The UK government claims Russia is responsible and a number of other western countries including the US followed suit in the wake of the attack.

Russia denies responsibility, claiming it does not have these nerve agents, and labelling the accusations “horrific and unsubstantiated”.

Photo: Sergei Skripal

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