The Russian embassy in the UK is concerned with the fact that Britain refuses to give it information about Yulia Skripal's location, wishes and actual health status, fearing that the country has embarked on a course towards her isolation in order to hide an important witness. It also lambasted unsubstantiated statements of the British side that she refuses to meet with representatives of the Russian consulate.
"She is in hospital on a military base for her own protection and to monitor her health," one of the sources told the Sun newspaper, without specifying the location of the base.
What @thetimes actually reveals is that Yulia Skripal is held hostage by the same people who destroy evidence and fail to come up with a single official account of the crime. pic.twitter.com/XJi2U1fWP7— Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) April 11, 2018
On March 4, former Russian officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found unconscious in the UK city of Salisbury. The United Kingdom believes the two were exposed to the A234 nerve agent, related to the Novichok-class nerve agents developed in the Soviet Union.
Soon after the incident, the United Kingdom announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomatic workers. Over 25 countries have since expelled Russian diplomats "in solidarity" with London. Moscow has denied any allegations on the matter, pointing to the lack of evidence provided by London to substantiate its accusations.