Yulia Skripal Makes First Public Statement After Poisoning

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Yulia Skripal Makes First Public Statement After Poisoning

A screenshot from the video

On May 23, Yulia Skripal, who allegedly suffered from a poisoning along with her father Sergei (a former Russian spy) on March 4 in the UK claimed that the use of a nerve agent in the incident “is shocking” and the treatment was “invasive, painful and depressing”,  according to Reuters news agency.

According to Reuters, Yulia refused to answer any questions and made a short video statement, which she had allegedly written herself in both Russian and English.

“The fact that a nerve agent was used to do this is shocking. I don’t want to describe the details but the clinical treatment was invasive, painful and depressing,” Yulia said.  “In the longer term I hope to return home to my country.”

Yulia asked to respect her privacy and the same of his father, pointing out that she does not “wish to avail” herself of services from the Russian Embassy at the moment.

The Russian Embassy in London stated that it has concerns over the text allegedly written by Yulia.

“The video shown only strengthens our concerns as to the conditions in which she is being held. Obviously, Yulia was reading a pre-written text. More than that, judging by quite a few elements, the text was a translation from English and had been initially written by a native English-speaker,” the statement reads.

Later, a spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Maria Zakharova stated that Russian MFA had been trying “every single day” to get in touch with Yulia to be sure that she had done a speech on her willing.

“Every single day, both Russia’s Foreign Ministry and Russia’s Embassy to London have been making attempts to organize a contact with her [Yulia Skripal] with the main aim to make sure that she was not held by force, that she was not replaced with another person and to get first-hand information about her health and her father’s health,” Zakharova said.

She stressed that Russia had been receiving from the UK only “formal runarounds” and “non-diplomatic answers”, where a “mocking rhetoric” had been used. These UK runrounds accused Russia of complicating matters and “rolling over on London”.

“We face only one fact, allegedly proved by Russia: the access to Russian citizens has been denying for two months,” Zakharova stressed.

Zakharova pointed out that Russia wants “personally make sure” of its citizens wealth and that “they are not under forcible isolation”.

Commenting the last media reports over the May 18 discharging from the hospital of Sergei Skripal, the spokeswoman emphasized that “nothing had interfered London to give Russian representatives an access to Russian citizens.”

“We continue demanding the UK to accomplish its international legal obligations to provide a consular access to Sergei and Yulia Skripal,” Zakharova said.

On May 24, in an interview to the Russian TV channel NTV, Russian Presidential spokesperson Dmitry Peskov stressed that Yulia Skripal’s statements must be checked whether they had been made voluntarily.

“The British side is still not adhering to the Vienna Convention, and Russia has not received consular access to Yulia Skripal yet. Moreover, we are not sure about her current state, whether she is being pressured, where she is staying, whether she made any statements and whether she did these statements voluntarily,” Peskov said.

“It is a big question whether some amount of information transmitted through someone can be reliable and trustworthy, considering that it is happening amid a massive unparalleled provocation by the British side.”

After the March 4 poisoning of Skripals, the UK claimed that the substance used in the attack had been a Novichok-class nerve agent developed in the Soviet Union. London and its allies rushed to accuse Russia of being involved in the incident. Moscow rejected the accusations, describing them as an anti-Russian provocation.

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  • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

    Perfect translation. Stupid girl.

    • SFC Steven M Barry USA RET

      Did her traitor father teach her nothing?

      • Tudor Miron

        What can traitor teach? If only how to betray err… better?

    • Tudor Miron

      Well, I have to say that it took Brits some tome to get her to required condition to make this video.

  • Hrky75

    …complete with “suffering” face expression and intubation scar – a touch of Holywood I suppose…yet normal people with holes in their throats usually don’t show it off – unless they need to prove a point…

  • TiredOfBsToo

    A Hollywood production no doubt as the International press has not seen or heard from the Skripals since their kidnapping. The one thing we all know is that the corporate media is aligned with the Empire as is Hollywood productions. Until Yulia appears live in public before International reporters, we won’t know anything about when or where that video was created (Hollywood production), who wrote the statements or even if she is still alive. One thing is for sure, she will never see her home again, the UK can’t afford to allow that to happen. If she is alive, I’m sure it’ll be reported at some later date, that she died from some other cause while in custody… errrrrrr while living in extreme privacy.

  • Feudalism Victory

    They were poisoned just down the street from britains chemical weapons facility. The uk immediately and publicly blamed russia for it well before anything couldve been proven. Occams razor says the uk did it to isolate russia from the west.

  • Ronald

    That she would not respond to her blood sister’s plea for at least a phone call, and that the British government has placed a “D-Notice” on the press concerning the affair suggests the UK is hiding something.

  • You can call me Al

    ““invasive, painful and depressing” …..why would it be invasive ?

    • FlorianGeyer

      Being fuck£d by the UK government is always invasive Al :)

  • Davki

    How is being properly treated for alleged nerve agent depressing? It’s depressing if you can’t be treated. I think she’s really trying to say something different. “The treatment (of the family; by whom, the UK?) was invasive (to be sure), painful (her father almost died, indeed!) and depressing (because she’s kept against her will?). Makes more sense that way. I think she’s hinting at what really happened. Those that can read between the lines will understand. Oh, and please understand that we’re effectively banning her from giving interviews (other than prewritten statements) so as to avoid the truth from accidently coming out. Thank you. Your UK government, the antithesis of intrigue, imperialism and political theatre.

  • frankly

    The flagrant disregard for Internationally devised law is the whole story. You accuse another country of attempted murder, follow none of the agreed upon protocols and then when they recover deny any access to verify, this is a guilty plea. Yeah we fucked up, what you gonna do about it?

    All we seem to have is the patience to wait until they start missing payroll and all the terrorists switch sides with evidence and testimony of facts we know already. It’s like Killary. Oh yeah we know that, but is there a single dignified, authoritative, professional institution in the world to actually proceed with a prosecution, obviously not.

    Every institution is compromised except the Russians and they, of course, have no jurisdiction over their own citizen. Why? Well the MSM held a trial and the Russians were found guilty of not controlling the narrative. So we wait for the paychecks to bounce.