Executive Intelligence Review


Russia Charges Yulia Skripal Being Held Hostage in U.K., Subjected to ‘Psychological Manipulation’

April 18, 2018 (EIRNS)—Speaking at today’s meeting of the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), Russian Ambassador Alexander Shulgin charged that Yulia Skripal, daughter of former Russian GRU colonel turned British double agent Sergei Skripal, is being held hostage by British authorities. She is being hidden from the media and the public, “her whereabouts are unknown,” and neither Russian authorities nor her relatives can see her. Nor, Shulgin said, is Miss Skripal—a Russian citizen who had come from Russia to visit her father in England when the March 4 poisoning took place—being allowed to return to Russia to undergo medical examination and treatment, TASS reported him as saying.

The only conclusion to be drawn is that Yulia Skripal is a hostage, being “held by force on the territory of the United Kingdom, subjected to psychological manipulations.”

Members of the Russian delegation to the meeting also charged that it’s likely that British medical workers put both Sergei and Yulia Skripal into an “induced coma deliberately, which gave them the opportunity to collect biological material and manipulate the state of their health, even without consulting them.”