Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned with her father in a nerve agent attack said that her recovery has been “slow and painful”, and she hopes to return to her home in Russia someday.
She said that during their “slow and extremely painful” recovery she has been struggling to come to terms with “the devastating changes thrust upon me both physically and emotionally.” “I do not want to describe the details, but the clinical treatment was invasive, painful and depressing,” she said. She also added: “In the longer term, I hope to return home to my country,” once she and her father have both recovered.
Yulia Skripal requested that she and her father be given privacy. “We need time to recover and come to terms with everything that has happened,” she said. “I am grateful for the offers of assistance from the Russian Embassy, but at the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services.” “Also, I want to reiterate what I said in my earlier statement that no one speaks for me, or for my father, but ourselves.”