London [UK], Mar 31 (ANI): The niece of Yulia Skripal, who is the daughter of a former Russian spy Sergei Skripal is planning to visit the United Kingdom soon, the Russian embassy in London said in a statement on Friday.
According to the British government, Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter were on March 4 exposed to a military-grade nerve agent in the British city of Salisbury. The father-daughter duo has since then been hospitalised in a critical condition.
"Today the embassy once again contacted Viktoria Skripal, Sergei Skripal's niece. After learning that Yulia Skripal is improving, Viktoria expressed a wish to come to London and visit her cousin. We believe that for humanitarian reasons, the British authorities will promptly issue her a visa," TASS cited the Russian embassy's statement.
On Thursday, Dr. Christine Blanshard, Medical Director for Salisbury District Hospital said in a statement that Yulia's is stable and showing rapid improvements. Her father, Skripal, however, continues to be in a critical condition.
The update on Yulia's condition comes after London's Metropolitan Police on Wednesday said that the Skripals first came into contact with the nerve agent at the former spy's home as police have identified the highest concentration of the nerve agent to date on the property's front door.
According to CNN, detectives will investigate around Skripal's Salisbury home for the coming weeks and possibly months.