Jamaica Gleaner / LONDON (AP):
The daughter of a former Russian spy poisoned by a nerve agent said yesterday in her first public comment that she’s recovering, but the international furor over the attack escalated as Russia told the United Nations Moscow assumes “with a high degree of probability” that the intelligence services of other countries are behind it.
Britain’s U.N. Ambassador Karen Pierce shot back that Russia has come up with 24 theories on who bears responsibility for the poisoning of an ex-spy and his daughter in England, but the United Kingdom has only one – that it’s highly likely Russia was responsible.
Yulia Skripal, 33, said in a statement released by British police that her “strength is growing daily” and she expressed gratitude to those who came to her aid when she and her father, Sergei, were found unconscious on a bench a month ago.
“I am sure you appreciate that the entire episode is somewhat disorientating, and I hope that you’ll respect my privacy and that of my family during the period of my convalescence,” she said.
The hospital in the English city of Salisbury confirmed that Yulia’s health has improved, while her 66-year-old father, Sergei Skripal, remains in critical condition.
At the United Nations, the confrontation between Russia and Britain and more than two dozen Western allies have expelled over 150 Russian diplomats in a show of solidarity intensified.
Russia’s U.N. Ambassador Vassily Nebenzia claimed that Russia that was the victim of a hasty, sloppy and ill-intentioned defamation campaign by Britain and its allies.
Britain’s Pierce said Russia’s 24 theories for the attack include blaming it on terrorists and saying Britain wanted to distract from Brexit, its departure from the European Union.
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