Julia Skripal

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LONDON, may 23 /TASS/. The Russian Embassy in London demanded on Wednesday for a meeting with Yulia Skripal, to ensure that it is not held against her will. This was stated press Secretary of the Embassy, while commenting on the previously shown video of Julia.

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“Were happy to see Yulia Skripal in good health. Read her statement contains new information, he said. – However, the video only heightens our concern regarding the conditions in which it contains”.

“Obviously, she read out a pre-written text. Moreover, according to a number of turnovers, it was the English, and the original was composed by a native speaker . Published handwritten letters of Julia in two languages confirm this impression,” added the diplomat.

“With all due respect to the private life of Julia and the interests of her security, the video does not absolve the UK authorities from their obligation of consular conventions. The United Kingdom has a responsibility to give us the opportunity to talk with Julia directly to make sure that it is not held against her will and not making statements under pressure. While we have every reason to suspect the opposite”, – he added.

Earlier Wednesday, Julia Skripal first appeared on the TV screen after poisoning in Salisbury. In an interview with Reuters, she said that the recovery continues and that “in the future” it intends to return to Russia. She also reported that the Russian Embassy is grateful for the offer of assistance, but not ready and does not want to use it.

4 Mar 66-year-old ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter Julia has been in Salisbury, according to the British side, effects of nerve agents. Later London made a statement that this substance was developed in Russia, and on this basis accused Moscow of involvement in the incident. The Russian side has categorically denied all the speculation on this score.