Niece of double agent poisoned in Salisbury speaks out on Amesbury, novichok and a future political career in Russia | The Independent6 Luglio 2018
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“Half of the city calls me a British bitch,” says Viktoria Skripal. “They say Theresa May is now trying to plant spies here in Yaroslavl – but I don’t care.”
Ms Skripal, relative of Sergei and Yulia, could hardly have picked a worse week to begin a run for public office in her home city, 250km (155 miles) north east of Moscow. But the woman with a famous surname is not about to let events – or other people’s opinions – get in the way.
The 45-year-old accountant is, quite simply, relentless. She has her mobile glued to her face. We move from the family Chevrolet to downtown Yaroslavl, then to her flat, a two-bedroomed apartment she shares with 90-year-old Granny Skripal, her husband, and two children.
Throughout, Ms Skripal is ordering builders and plumbers; arranging meetings with journalists; complaining to friends about the British government; or gossiping about the latest news from Amesbury, where two members of the public have been exposed to novichok – the nerve agent used in the attempted assassination of Sergei and Yulia in March.
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