Russian TV crew slammed for sneaking into Skripal hospital

Dr Christine Blanshard, Medical Director and Lorna Wilkinson, director of nursing make a statement

The head of Britain's eavesdropping intelligence agency, Jeremy Fleming, has accused Russian Federation of "not playing to the same rules" and blurring the boundaries between criminal and state activity. Russian Federation denies involvement in the pair's poisoning, which triggered a diplomatic crisis between Moscow and the West.

They did not explicitly blame Russian Federation for the attack, but the analysis bolsters the UK's conclusion that Moscow is to blame.

Yulia Skripal and her father had spent several weeks in a coma following their poisoning on March 4 in the city of Salisbury, where Sergei lived after being exchanged in a spy swap in 2010.

The results will be discussed at an emergency OPCW session next Wednesday.

The two were later found to have been poisoned by a type of military-grade nerve agent first developed in the Soviet Union in the 1970s.

The OPCW did not name the chemical, saying that information and its structure would be in a full classified report available to signatory states of the organisation.

The inspectors said that the nerve agent was of "high purity" with "the nearly complete absence of impurities".

Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the foreign ministry, contrasted the situation with the case of Alexander Litvinenko, an ex-KGB agent who died in 2006 in London after drinking green tea laced with radioactive polonium.

Britain has said the use of such an obscure poison indicates Moscow was either to blame or had lost control over its nerve agents.

The report by investigators at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons confirms "the findings of the United Kingdom relating to the identity of the toxic chemical that was used in Salisbury".

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Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy.

The toxin attack prompted the biggest Western expulsion of Russian diplomats since the Cold War as allies in Europe and the United States sided with May's view that Moscow was either responsible or had lost control of the nerve agent.

Georgy Kalamanov, Russia's deputy minister of industry and trade, told Interfax news agency Thursday it's impossible to pinpoint the agent's origin and reaffirmed Moscow's demand for a probe that would involve Russia.

U.K. Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson welcomed the OPCW's report, saying tests in four independent laboratories around the world all returned the same results.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said there remains no alternative explanation about who was responsible and only Russian Federation has the means, motive, and record.

"Until that time, I want to stress that no one speaks for me, or for my father, but ourselves", she said.

Christine Blanshard, medical director of Salisbury District Hospital, said Tuesday that the condition of Sergei Skripal was also improving, albeit at a slower pace than Yulia.

"If everything mentioned there is true we can not but congratulate our compatriot", the Russian Embassy said in reaction to the Yulia Skripal statement, which it dubbed "an interesting read".

The British hospital treating poisoned spy Sergei Skripal on Wednesday accused a Russian TV crew of "appalling behavior" for sneaking into the facility overnight.

Responding to reports that the pair may be resettled, the Russian embassy to London said: "Secret resettlement of Mr and Ms Skripal, barred from any contact with their family, will be seen as an abduction or at least as their forced isolation".

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