London – The former Russian spy Sergei Skripal, poisoned by the innervating agent, has left hospital in Salisbury (south-west England) where he was treated since March 4, announced Friday the service of public health NHS England.
” It’s a fantastic news that Sergei Skripal feels good enough to leave Salisbury Hospital “, said Deputy Director General of Cara Charles-Barks Hospital, quoted in a statement: The poisoning of Mr. Skripal and his daughter Yulia has caused a serious diplomatic crisis between London, supported by its Western allies, and Moscow , accused of being responsible for the poisoning that occurred in early March. ” We have gone through difficult times with this incident, the patients, our staff and the people of Salisbury “said Ms. Charles-Barks, rejoicing that the three infected people were all able to leave the hospital. Yulia Skripal left the hospital on April 11, while police officer Nick Bailey, the first to rescue them, and who had also been the victim of the innervating agent, was released on March 22. Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious on 4 March on a bench in Salisbury, where the 66-year-old spy lives. British police believe that the Skripal came into contact with the poison at Sergei’s home, where his daughter had come to visit him from Russia. Former colonel of the intelligence service of the Russian army, Sergei Skripal had been accused of high treason “for selling information to British intelligence, sentenced to 13 years in prison in 2006. In 2010, he had been the subject of a prisoner exchange between Moscow, London and Washington, and had settled in England. London accuses Russia of poisoning them with a Soviet-style neurotoxic agent called Novitchok, which Moscow firmly denied. On April 12, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) confirmed the UK analysis on the identity of the poison used, stating that the chemical was of a ” high purity “. The diplomatic crisis has resulted in the dismissal of dozens of diplomats on both sides.