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Skripal’s niece denied British entry visa — media

April 06, 19:52 UTC+3 LONDON

According to BBC, the British authorities told Viktoria Skripal her visa application had been turned down as violating migration rules

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LONDON, April 6. /TASS/. Former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal’s niece Viktoria, who wanted to visit her cousin Yulia Skripal in the United Kingdom after the Salisbury incident, has been denied an entry visa, BBC reported on Friday.

According to BBC, the British authorities told Viktoria Skripal her visa application had been turned down as violating migration rules.

In an interview with Sky News earlier in the day, Viktoria Skripal said she was sure she would be denied an entry visa as, to her mind, London did not want her to visit her cousin.

On March 4, former Russian military intelligence officer Sergei Skripal, 66, who had been earlier sentenced in Russia for spying for the UK, and his daughter Yulia, 33, were found unconscious on a bench near the Maltings shopping center in Salisbury, UK. Police said they had been exposed to a nerve agent.

Later, London claimed that the toxin of Novichok-class had been allegedly developed in Russia. With that, the UK rushed to accuse Russia of being involved, while failing to produce any evidence. Moscow refuted the accusations that it had participated in the incident and points out that neither the Soviet Union nor Russia have ever done research into that toxic chemical.

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