Sergei Skripal poisoning: Former Russian spy recovering rapidly, hospital says

Sergeiร‚ย Skripal is seen on a monitor talking to his lawyer from behind bars.The hospital treating former Russian spy Sergei Skripal says he is no longer in a critical condition and his health is improving rapidly, more than a month after he was poisoned with a nerve agent in England.

Key points:
Mr Skripal’s recovery could help British police solve the case, an affair diplomats have compared with Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie mysteries
His daughter Yulia is also recovering well, issuing a statement yesterday thanking people for their help
Moscow has asked for an explanation as to why Mr Skripal’s niece was denied a British visa to take Yulia to Russia
Mr Skripal, 66, who as a colonel in Russian military intelligence betrayed dozens of agents to Britain’s foreign spy service, was found slumped unconscious on a bench in the city of Salisbury along with his daughter Yulia on March 4.

Britain blamed Russia for the poisoning, the first known offensive use of such a nerve agent on European soil since World War II.

Moscow denied any involvement and suggested Britain had carried out the attack to stoke anti-Russian hysteria.

via Sergei Skripal poisoning: Former Russian spy recovering rapidly, hospital says – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)