Russian diplomats must be allowed access to Yulia Skripal to know she’s not held forcibly – embassy

Russian diplomats must be allowed access to Yulia Skripal to know she’s not held forcibly – embassy
Russian diplomats must be allowed access to Yulia Skripal to know she’s not held forcibly – embassy
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Published time: 23 May, 2018 18:35 Edited time: 23 May, 2018 18:36

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Russia’s Embassy urged London to give direct access to Yulia Skripal after the release of her first interview since the Salisbury attack, since there are doubts that she has been held against her will or forced to make statements.

“We are glad to have seen Yulia Skripal alive and well,” the Russian Embassy in the UK said in a statement. “However, the video shown only strengthens our concerns as to the conditions in which she is being held.”

“The UK is obliged to give us the opportunity to speak to Yulia directly in order to make sure that she is not held against her own will and is not speaking under pressure. So far, we have every reason to suspect the opposite,” the statement reads.

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