London [United Kingdom], Apr 6 (ANI): The condition of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in a critical condition and his health is improving rapidly, doctors at the Salisbury District Hospital in Great Britain announced on Friday.
Dr. Christine Blanshard, the medical director at Salisbury District Hospital, said in a statement on Friday, "Following intense media coverage yesterday, I would like to take the opportunity to update you on the condition of the two remaining patients (Skripals) being treated at Salisbury District Hospital. Last Thursday, I informed you that Yulia Skripal's condition had improved to stable. As Yulia herself says, her strength is growing daily and she can look forward to the day when she is well enough to leave the hospital."
"Any speculation on when that date will be is just that - speculation. In the meantime, Yulia has asked for privacy while she continues to get better - something I'd like to urge the media to respect. I also want to update you on the condition of her father, Sergei Skripal. He is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition. As you'll appreciate, I won't be giving any further updates at this time," she added.
Last month, British Prime Minister Theresa May had told the Parliament that Skripal and his daughter may "never recover" as she accused Russia of flouting an international law and 'plotting' the attack on the father-daughter duo.
However, on March 29, doctors said that Yulia was conscious and talking and was no longer in a critical condition.
On Wednesday, Russia lost a vote at the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in The Hague, The Netherlands on its demand for its experts to be involved in testing samples of Novichok used in the Salisbury attack.