Reporter (Russian): “So, it was about a year ago.”
Viktoria Skripal, Sergei Skripal’s niece (Russian): “Yes, and Yulia [Skripal] called last on 24 July.”
The niece of former double agent Sergei Skripal, Viktoria Skripal, said she believed that her uncle was no longer alive during an interview in Moscow on Friday.
“My version is, however sad it may sound, maybe Yulia is still alive but Sergei... Еще Viktorovich is dead for sure,” she said. “He would not survive military agent poisoning because he has type 1 diabetes. He has been on insulin for more than 10 years,” she added.
“If they [Britain] said that Skripal was dead it would mean that they did not manage to treat him which meant that we were not so great,” Skripal said.
The Skripals were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury on March 4. The UK has continued to hold Moscow responsible for the incident, while Kremlin has denied any involvement in the affair.