Niece: Skripal, Daughter Probably Won't Live
Viktoria Skripal says she has just '1% of hope,' though she's hoping for 'miracle'
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 28, 2018 6:03 AM CDT
Investigators in protective clothing are seen in Harnham, near Salisbury, England, as police and other officials probe the suspected nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal on March 10, 2018.   (Andrew Matthews/PA via AP)

(Newser) – Theresa May predicted that ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia may never fully recover after being poisoned with a nerve agent March 4 in Salisbury, England. Now a family member tells the BBC, via the Guardian, that the outlook for the pair "really isn't good" and that her family has kept news of what happened from Skripal's own mother. "I have maybe 1% of hope," Viktoria Skripal, the ex-spy's niece, says. "Whatever it was has given them a very small chance of survival." And if they do make it, she adds, "they're going to be invalids for the rest of their lives." Still, she says that even though "we are all grown up and … don't believe in miracles," her family is still hoping for one, per Sky News. (The UK believes the poison path leads right back to the Kremlin.)

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