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Poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from British hospital

Poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal discharged from British hospital”

After being seriously injured in a nerve agent attack in England this March, former Russian spy Sergei Skripal has been discharged from hospital, British health authorities said Friday.

The former colonel in Russia's military intelligence - who betrayed dozens of agents to Britain - and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious on a public bench in the southern English city of Salisbury on March 4.

"Sergei Skripal was discharged from the hospital... we are happy that he is alright and so that is another great opportunity to see him", Alexander Yakovenko told reporters.

Doctors said treating victims of such attacks involved "stabilising them, keeping them alive until their bodies could produce more enzymes to replace those that had been poisoned".

Yulia, 33, was released from the hospital last month and taken to a safe location. Det.

"This is an important stage in his recovery, which will now take place away from the hospital", she added.

"They are both making good progress and we are pleased that Mr Skripal has now also been released from hospital, which was announced by the NHS earlier this morning".

But Russia has denied having anything to do with the attack, with top Russian diplomats insisting that Britain either rushed or bungled the investigation - or that British agents themselves may have poisoned the father and daughter to smear Russia, justify increases in military spending or distract residents from the failures of Brexit negotiations. Russian Federation has denied any involvement in the poisoning and retaliated in kind.

Charles-Barks added: "This has been a hard time for those caught up in this incident - the patients, our staff and the people of Salisbury".

Director of nursing Lorna Wilkinson said treating the Skripals had been "a huge and unprecedented challenge". He and his daughter Yulia both began receiving treatment for a nerve agent called Novichok-a name used to refer to poisons developed by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.

"This is a complex investigation and detectives continue to gather and piece together all the evidence to establish the full facts and circumstances behind this awful attack", the UK's Counter-Terrorism representative stated.

Before the exchange, he had been serving a 13-year prison term for leaking information to British intelligence.

Detectives with London's Metropolitan Police believe the Skripals first came into contact with a nerve agent at Sergei Skripal's home.



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