Poisoned Ex-Russian Spy Is Discharged From UK Hospital

Poisoned Ex-Russian Spy Is Discharged From UK Hospital

LONDON-The former Russian spy who was poisoned on United Kingdom soil more than two months ago has been released from hospital, officials said Friday, after a nerve-agent attack that has inflamed tensions with Russia.

The 66-year-old had been staying at Salisbury District Hospital after the attack on March 4, along with his daughter Yulia, 33, and Det Sgt Nick Bailey.

"Treating him and the other two people poisoned by this nerve agent, while still providing outstanding care to the other patients who rely on our hospital, has been a huge and unprecedented challenge that I'm proud our staff at Salisbury Hospital have risen to", she said.

9 April and was moved to a secure location. The director of nursing, Lorna Wilkinson, said that Skripal's release "is an important stage in his recovery, which will now take place away from the hospital". The UK government blamed Russian Federation for the attack, with Prime Minister Theresa May describing the incident as "brazen" and "despicable". He and Yulia Skripal were discharged from hospital earlier.

Salisbury District Hospital announced Friday that both patients have now been released.

Britain has accused Russian Federation of being behind the poisoning and has said that a type of nerve agent known as Novichok that was developed in the Soviet Union was used.

Skripal was a member of Russia's GRU military intelligence in the 1990s when he acted as a double agent for Britain.

The poisoning incident has soured relations between Russian Federation and many British allies.

Dozens of countries including Britain and the United States have expelled over 150 Russian diplomats because of the incident, while Russia has retaliated by expelling foreign envoys.

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