Sergei Skripal, former spy said to be poisoned by Russia, may never fully recover, says Theresa May

London: British prime minister Theresa May says former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter may never recover from a nerve-agent attack that has left them in a critical condition.

May says "their condition is unlikely to change in the near future, and they may never recover fully."

File image of Theresa May. Reuters

File image of Theresa May. Reuters

May told lawmakers that more than 130 people in the English city of Salisbury may have been exposed to the nerve agent used to poison the Skripals. More than 50 people have been assessed in hospitals.

A police officer left seriously ill after the 4 March attack was released from hospital last week.

The UK blames Russia for the attack, but Moscow denies responsibility. On Monday, around 20 countries, including the United States, joined Britain in expelling Russian diplomats in response to the poisoning.

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Updated Date: Mar 27, 2018 07:19:51 IST

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