Russian spy poisoning: 'No-one speaks for me' - Yulia Skripal

Attack on ex-spy was with nerve agent, chemical body confirms

International chemical weapons group confirms 'novichok' used in Skripals' poisoning

Zakharova also accused Britain of waging a campaign to discredit Russian Federation.

Zakharova charged that British officials were keeping Skripal's daughter in isolation. It demanded access to her and prodded Britain to share evidence in the case.

"Today the global chemical weapons watchdog have confirmed the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical used in the attempted assassination of Skripal and his daughter, and which also resulted in the hospitalisation of a British police officer".

Perhaps the British police just want to secure her but highly likely she has not been ready to communicate with Russian diplomats yet.

Yulia, 33, was released from the hospital earlier this week, but her 66-year-old father is recovering more slowly.

Western governments including the United States have expelled a total of over 100 Russian diplomats in protest at the attack on the Skripals.

The Russian embassy dissected the statement line by line, criticising what it said was a contradiction between Yulia's description of the state of her health and a recorded phone call with Viktoria, broadcast on Russian state television last week, in which Yulia said "everything is fine".

In a published summary, the OPCW did not name Novichok, the type of nerve agent previously cited by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

Skripal moved to Britain in a spy swap in 2010 and settled in Salisbury, and his daughter Yulia was visiting from Russian Federation when they were poisoned, possibly on his front door. 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 Russian Federation. Russian Federation denies any involvement.

His daughter, who lives in Moscow, was visiting him when the two were poisoned in an attack that has triggered an global diplomatic crisis between Russian Federation and the West.

Authorities would prefer to settle them in one of the English-speaking "Five Eyes" countries that enjoy special intelligence relationships: the UK, US, Canada, Australia or New Zealand, the paper said.

The global chemical weapons watchdog has confirmed Britain's finding that a former spy and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent.

Earlier the body said in brief statement that it anticipated a press release would be issued around 1:00 PM today as well as "the unclassified executive summary per the request of the United Kingdom government".

"It is highly likely that Novichoks were developed to prevent detection by the West and to circumvent worldwide chemical weapons controls", he said.

It does not identify the source. I too am still suffering with the effects of the nerve agent used against us.

This November 15, 2013 photo shows an exterior view of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) building in The Hague. I want to stress that no one speaks for me, or for my father but ourselves'.

Russia's embassy in London questioned the authenticity of the statement, saying it had been crafted to support Britain's version of events.

The embassy accused British authorities of "concealing important evidence and blocking an impartial and independent investigation" by isolating the woman.

Yulia Skripal has been discharged from a hospital after more than a month, the hospital where she was receiving treatment said Tuesday.

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