The medical team at Sainsbury Hospital were treating the Skripals for opioid overdose without any extra precautions, until UK chemical weapon experts "confirmed" nerve agent poisoning and "advised" them on treatment, BBC reports.
Many Russian companies are now registering products under the ‘Novichok’ trademark – the chemical the UK says poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. From sunflower oil to detergents, ‘Novichok’ is the new black.
The OPCW has confirmed the UK's conclusions about the type of nerve agent used in the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, but provided no new evidence to back up Britain's claim that Russia was to blame for the attack.
Hospital chiefs hope ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal will be discharged in “due course.” Senior staff at Salisbury District Hospital told the media on Tuesday that both of the Skripals “responded exceptionally well” to treatment.
Jeremy Corbyn has called on Boris Johnson to “tell us what he knows,” after he insisted the Porton Down military lab had said the substance used to poison Sergei and Yulia Skripal was unequivocally Russian – and was proven wrong.
A mysterious message saying the “package has been delivered,” allegedly intercepted by the RAF then relayed to the Sunday Express by even more mysterious “insiders,” has exposed desperation in the UK media’s Skripal reporting.