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Yulia Skripal wants to return to Russia, her cousin says

On March 4, former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent

YAROSLAVL, July 5. /TASS/. Russian Yulia Skripal, who suffered from a nerve agent in the British town of Salisbury, wants to come to Russia, her cousin Viktoria Skripal said on Thursday after a telephone conversation with Yulia.

"She said she wants to come back, but I don’t know when she’ll come," Viktoria said.

The conversation took place on Tuesday, Victoria said, adding that Yulia feels well.

Viktoria Skripal had earlier reported about a telephone conversation with Yulia in April.

Sergei Skripal’s niece, Viktoria Skripal, intends to resubmit documents for a visa to the UK in late July. In the spring of 2018 she repeatedly failed to obtain an entry visa needed to visit Yulia.

On March 4, former Russian intelligence officer and convicted British spy Sergei Skripal, aged 66, and his daughter Yulia, aged 33, were allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent, according to British investigators. Later, London stated that this agent was designed in Russia and blamed Moscow for being behind the incident based on this assumption. The Russian side refuted all accusations, saying that neither the Soviet Union, nor Russia had any programs for developing this agent.