>> Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned last month in Britain, has said no to an offer of assistance from the Russian embassy. She said her former spy father, Sergei Skripal, remains seriously ill and she was still suffering side effects of the nerve agent attack that the UK has blamed on Russia.
The statement was issued late Wednesday by British police. But the Russian Embassy said that it was clearly fake and strengthened its belief that Yulia Skripal has been abducted by Britain. It has repeatedly asked for consular access to her. Skripal said she had access to friends and family which the Embassy said it doubted.
Father and daughter were critically ill for weeks after the attack in the town of Salisbury. Yulia was discharged this week and is now in a secret secure location.