Former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, as well as a police officer, who was one of the first to arrive at the scene, are in a coma in intensive care. This was reported by the Sky News television channel referring to its sources. Officially, the police did not confirm this information.
The head of London’s counter-terrorist police unit, Mark Rowley , said he does not consider poisoning to be accidental.
This case is being investigated as a serious crime with an attempted murder with the help of a nerve agent. I can also confirm that we are sure that these two victims were chosen [for poisoning] not by chance.
Earlier, the media reported that Skripal and his daughter had been poisoned with a nervously paralytic substance, now its origin is being clarified. The main version of the British investigators investigating the case of the spy poisoning of Sergei Skripal, became involvement in this Russia. Official accusations against the Russian side were not received.
On March 5, the police of the British city of Salisbury reported a poisoned man who was found on a bench in one of the local parks. Later, the media found out that the victim of poisoning is the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, who is in hospital in critical condition. Together with him, his daughter Julia Skripal was found. The government of Great Britain took the case of Skripal to control.