Media: Sergei Skripal and Julia survived due to the strong rain
TASS, 6 July. The heads of the British security forces believe the former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia saved from destruction the heavy rain, held in Salisbury just before their arrival home. Reports about it on Friday newspaper the Sun with reference to the heads of the British security forces.
The shower, according to the newspaper, have reduced the concentration applied to the handle of the front door of their house nerve agents, are vulnerable to moisture.
“The truth is that we are very lucky, — said the newspaper officer in the British security forces high rank. — If not for the rain, Sergei Skripal and maybe Julia would have died”.
Since the poisoning Skrobala in Salisbury was carried out hundreds of searches have taken about a thousand witnesses. Collected nearly 2.5 thousand items that relate to physical evidence, a third of them is kept at the military lab at Porton Down. In the investigation of the poisoning Skrobala involved representatives of various British institutions.
4 Mar 67-year-old ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his 33-year-old daughter Julia has been in Salisbury, according to the British side, effects of nerve agents. Later London made a statement that this substance was supposedly developed in Russia, and on this basis accused Moscow of involvement in the incident. The Russian side has categorically denied all the speculation, arguing that programmes such substances neither in the USSR nor in Russia did not exist.
The chief doctor of the district hospital Salisbury Cara Charles-barks reported on may 18 that Sergei Skripal was discharged from the hospital. About the statement of his daughter Julia became known on April 10.