Sergei Skripal

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Sergei Skripal
Сергей Викторович Скрипаль
Sergei Viktorovich Skripal

(1951-06-23) 23 June 1951 (age 69)
Spouse(s)Lyudmila Skripal (c. 1952/1953 – 2012) (d. age 59), maiden name Koshelnik[1]
  • Alexandr Skripal (1974–2017);[2]
  • Yulia Skripal (c. 1985–)[1]

Sergei Viktorovich Skripal (Russian: Серге́й Ви́кторович Скрипаль, born 23 June 1951) is a former Russian military intelligence officer. He acted as a double agent for Britain's intelligence services during the 1990s and early 2000s.[3]

In December 2004, he was arrested by Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) and later tried, convicted of high treason, and imprisoned. He settled in the UK in 2010 following the Illegals Program spy swap and moved to Salisbury, Wiltshire.

On 4 March 2018, Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent,[4] later identified as Novichok. They were in a critical condition at Salisbury District Hospital.[5][6] The poisoning is being investigated as an attempted murder.[4]

On 9 April 2018, Yulia Skripal was discharged from hospital and taken to a secure location.[7][8] On 18 May 2018, Sergei Skripal was discharged from the hospital too.[9]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Morris, Steven; Harding, Luke; Bannock, Caroline (6 March 2018). "Woman in Russian spy mystery identified as Sergei Skripal's daughter". The Guardian (US ed.). London. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  2. BBCLive, Bristol: Woman in hospital with former Russian spy is his daughter 'Mr Skripal's 43-year-old son – died last year... in St Petersburg... after being rushed to hospital with liver failure', BBC, Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  3. "Who is former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal?". BBC News. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Dodd, Vikram; Harding, Luke; MacAskill, Ewen (8 March 2018). "Sergei Skripal: former Russian spy poisoned with nerve agent, say police". The Guardian. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  5. "Critically ill man 'former Russian spy'". BBC News. 5 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  6. "Russian spy: Russia 'has no information' on Sergei Skripal collapse". BBC News. 6 March 2018. Retrieved 8 March 2018.
  7. "Russian spy: Daughter discharged from hospital". BBC News. 10 April 2018. Retrieved 10 April 2018.
  8. "No-one speaks for me – Yulia Skripal". BBC News. 12 April 2018. Retrieved 12 April 2018.
  9. "Ex-spy Sergei Skripal discharged after poisoning". BBC News. Retrieved 18 May 2018.