"I woke up over a week ago now and am glad to say my strength is growing daily," Skripal said in a statement published on the Met's website. "I am grateful for the interest in me and for the many messages of goodwill that I have received," the statement added.
Skripal voiced her gratitude to the many people she said were responsible for her recovery, and offered special thanks to the people of Salisbury "that came to my aid when my father and I were incapacitated."
"Further than that, I would like to thank the staff at Salisbury District Hospital for their care and professionalism," the statement added.
The 33 year old Skripal asked the public to respect the privacy of her and her family during her continued recovery.
The statement made no mention of the condition of her father Sergei, who is believed to be in critical condition in hospital.
Scotland Yard has declined to tell Sputnik whether or not police have questioned Skripal since she came out of her coma. "I'm afraid this is not something we would discuss," a police spokesperson said. "Yulia does not wish to speak to the media at this time. As you know, she has been receiving treatment following a serious incident," the spokesperson added.
Russia has rejected London's allegations, citing lack of evidence, and called for a joint investigation into the crime. This week, in a major embarassment for the British government and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, the head of the Porton Down defense lab admitted that contrary to London's claims, scientists could not conclude that the poison used in the Skripal case was of Russian origin.