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Yulia Skripal makes phone call to cousin in Yaroslavl

YAROSLAVL, Jul 26. /TASS/. Yulia Skripal, a Russian citizen who became the target of an alleged chemical attack in Salisbury, UK, together with her father Sergei on March 4, has made a phone call to her cousin Viktoria, who lives in the Russian city of Yaroslavl, some 250 km to the northeast of Moscow.

They spoke about Sergei’s health, Viktoria told TASS.

"Yulia and I spoke on our grandma’s birthday [Sergei Skripal’s mother]," she said. "Yulia called us on July 24 to greet the grandma. She told me she was OK but Sergei still had a tracheostoma and he would call us on his own after they removed it."

At present Yulia is busy taking care of her own health and her father’s heath, too, and she refrains from naming any dates of her possible return to Russia, Viktoria said.

She reported Yulia’s calls on two occasions - in April and at the beginning of July.

After the incident that involved Sergei and Yulia, Viktoria has applied for a UK visa on several occasions to visit them but the British authorities denied the entry to her.