The daughter of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal was the real target of the nerve agent attack, relative claims

Yulia and her father Sergei Skripal were found slumped on a bench in Salisbury.MORE details have emerged about a nerve agent attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, as Malcolm Turnbull backed “retaliatory” steps against Russia.

Double agent Sergei Skripal’s daughter was the real target of the nerve agent attack that left them fighting for life, his niece has claimed.

According to The Sun, Victoria Skripal said Yulia, 33, had a bust-up with her boyfriend’s mum after he announced they planned to start a family.

And relatives are now pointing the finger at the prospective mother-in-law after it was disclosed she was a highly-ranked Russian security official.

The mum, who has not been identified, is said to have been furious that her son was marrying into the family of a man who betrayed 300 Russian agents.

And sources close to the Skripal family say she launched the Salisbury plot to stop him being tainted.

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