Skripal poisoning: Nerve agent inspectors back UK

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May greets Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Downing Street in central London Britain

The global chemical weapons watchdog concluded on Thursday that the lethal poison that struck Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia last month in England was a highly pure type of Novichok nerve agent, backing Britain's findings.

She is still "suffering with the effects of the nerve agent", she said, and now finds herself "in a totally different life than the ordinary one I left just over a month ago".

And she thanked her cousin Viktoria Skripal - who has been speaking out on Russian state TV about the attack - for her concern, but asked her not to come visit or try to get in contact.

Skripal said she was not yet strong enough to give a media interview and she said comments made by her cousin to Russian media were not her's nor those of her father.

Viktoria Skripal has spoken to Russian media about the poisoning.

The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons will be issuing a press release "around 1:15 pm Central European Time", a spokesperson told AFP. "We have every reason to see such actions as the abduction of two Russian nationals", Yakovenko said.

She says she is in contact with family and friends, and is aware of contacts at the Russian Embassy if she wishes to speak with them.

Moscow has continually denied any involvement in their poisoning.

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Noting sentences such as, "At the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their [Russian Embassy] services", Murray said, "To put it plainly, as someone who has much experience of it, the English of the statement is precisely the English of an official in the United Kingdom security services and precisely not the English of somebody like Yulia Skripal or of a natural translation from Russian".

Skripal, a former Russian intelligence officer who became a British mole, had been swapped for the "Anna Chapman" spy ring in the US; Russia also added three other Russian turncoats, including the man who blew Chapman's cover.

In the statement, which was distributed by London's Metropolitan Police, Skripal says she does not want consular assistance as she recovers from the nerve agent attack that left her and her father in critical condition and created an global furor.

In a statement, she praised staff for their "clinical expertise" and "kindness" after she and her 66-year-old father were targeted with novichok on March 4.

In a statement, a spokesman said: "We congratulate Yulia on her recovery". "I have left my father in their care, and he is still seriously ill too".

The embassy accused British authorities of "concealing important evidence and blocking an impartial and independent investigation" by isolating the woman.

Double Russian agent Sergei Skripal has been found unconscious after being exposed to an unknown substance.

The comment came after Yulia's cousin Viktoria gave a series of interviews about a telephone conversation between the two, leading the British government to claim that Russian Federation was using Viktoria Skripal as a "pawn" in the poisoning dispute.

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