LONDON, March 30. /TASS/. Russia’s Embassy in the United Kingdom has demanded consular access to Yulia Skripal, the daughter of former Russian military intelligence officer-turned-British mole Sergei Skripal, who is reportedly recovering, the diplomatic mission wrote on Twitter.
"Good news as Yulia Skripal is reported as recovering well. We insist on the right to see her, in accordance with the 1968 Consular Convention," the embassy said.
According to Britain’s Sky News, the Russian citizen has started eating and drinking. The BBC reported citing sources that Yulia "is conscious and talking." The hospital in Salisbury treating her confirmed that Yulia "is improving and no longer in a critical condition." Her father remains "in a critical but stable condition."
Former Colonel of Russia’s Main Intelligence Directorate Sergei Skripal, who had been sentenced in Russia for spying for the UK, and his daughter Yulia were poisoned with a nerve agent on March 4 and found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury, England. Claiming that the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union, London rushed to accuse Russia of being involved in the incident. Moscow rejected all of the United Kingdom’s accusations, saying that a program aimed at developing such a substance had existed neither in the Soviet Union nor in Russia. London expelled 23 Russian diplomats and Moscow announced a tit-for-tat move.