The doctors at the Salisbury hospital told the BBC that the former GRU colonel, Sergei Skripal, is no longer in critical condition after being poisoned. According to the doctors, the patient responds well to treatment, and his condition is “rapidly improving”.
66-year-old Sergey Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia have been in the hospital for more than a month. In late March, British doctors reported that Julia regained consciousness and spoke. On April 5, Scotland Yard published a statement by Julia, from which it follows that she feels better every day.
On March 4, Sergei and Julia were poisoned with the nerve agent “Novice” in the English city of Salisbury. The investigation has not yet established the perpetrator of the incident, but the British authorities and special services consider Russia involved in the production of matter and poisoning. The Russian authorities deny the accusations.
Several Russian chemists claimed that the “Rookie” was developed at the branch of the State Scientific Research Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology (GosNIIOKhT) in the Saratov region. Scientist Vil Mirzayanov, who worked at GosNIIOHT, previously assured that the Skripali “even if they survive, they will not get better”.