Pushionin o Sergei an Yulia Skripal

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Pushionin o Sergei an Yulia Skripal
A forensics tent covers the bench where Sergei an Yulia Skripal fell unconscious
LocationSalisbury, Wiltshire, England
Date4 March 2018
TargetSergei Viktorovich Skripal
Yulia Sergeyevna Skripal
Victims3 hospitalised

Sergei Skripal is an umwhile Roushie militar officer an Breetish spy who acted as a dooble agent for the UK's intelligence services during the 1990s an early 2000s, until his reest in December 2004. On 4 Mairch 2018, he an his dochter Yulia Skripal war pushioned in Salisbury, England, wi a Novichok nerve augent, accordin tae offeecial UK soorces. Efter three weeks in a critical condeetion, Yulia regained consciousness an wis able tae speak. Sergei wis an aw in a critical condeetion until he regained consciousness ane month efter the attack.[1]

A polis officer wis an aw taken intae intensive care efter bein contaminated when he went tae Sergei Skripal's hoose. Bi 22 Mairch he haed recovered eneuch tae leave the hospital. An additional 48 fowk sought medical advice efter the attack, but nane required treatment.[a]

In the 1990s, Sergei Skripal wis an officer for Roushie's Main Intelligence Directorate (GRU) an worked as a dooble agent for the UK's Secret Intelligence Service frae 1995 until his reest in Moscow in December 2004. In August 2006, he wis convicted o heich treason an sentenced tae 13 years in a penal colony bi a Roushie court. He settled in the UK in 2010 follaein the Illegals Program spy swap. Sergei holds dual Roushie an Breetish citizenship. Yulia is a Roushie ceetizen, an wis veesitin her faither frae Moscow.

Later in Mairch, the Breetish govrenment accuised Roushie o attempted murther an annoonced a series o punitive measures against Roushie, includin the expulsion o diplomats. The UK's offeecial assessment o the incident wis supported bi 28 ither kintras which responded similarly. Altogether, an unprecedented 153 Roushie diplomats war expelled. Roushie denied the accusations an responded similarly tae the expulsions an "accused Breetain o the pushioning."

On 12 Apryle 2018, the Organisation for the Prohibition o Chemical Wappens (OPCW) concluded that bluid samples "confirm the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical."[3]

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  1. Stephen Davies of Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust wrote an open letter to The Times, published on 16 March 2018, clarifying that contrary to reports, no members of the public were affected: "Sir, Further to your report ("Poison exposure leaves almost 40 needing treatment", Mar 14), may I clarify that no patients have experienced symptoms of nerve agent poisoning in Salisbury and there have only ever been three patients with significant poisoning. Several people have attended the emergency department concerned that they may have been exposed. None has had symptoms of poisoning and none has needed treatment. Any blood tests performed have shown no abnormality. No member of the public has been contaminated by the agent involved."[2]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Ex-spy 'improving rapidly' after poisoning". 6 Apryle 2018 – via www.bbc.co.uk.
  2. Simpson, John; Haynes, Deboarh (16 Mairch 2018). Hamilton, Fiona (ed.). "Russia: Salisbury poison fears allayed by doctor". Retrieved 29 Mairch 2018.
  3. Salisbury attack: Chemical weapons watchdog confirms UK findings on nerve agent. Deutsche Welle. 12 April 2018.