April 12, 2018 / 2:27 PM / 5 months ago

Russia says Britain should prove Skripals not being held hostage

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that Britain should prove that poisoned former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter are not being held hostage.

A sign towards Salisbury District Hospital is seen after Yulia Skripal was discharged, in Salisbury, Britain, April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Peter Nicholls

Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said that the Skripals were isolated by British authorities and no one has seen them for over a month.

Zakharova added there were doubts that a recent statement by Yulia Skripal was authentic.

Reporting by Jack Stubbs; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Alison Williams

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