18 Apr 2018 15:22

Skripals may have been put in induced coma for non-medical reasons - Moscow

MOSCOW. April 18 (Interfax) - Moscow believes that Sergei and Yulia Skripal may have been put into an induced coma to prevent Russian specialists from meeting them.

This assumption is contained in the document presented by the Russian delegation at an extraordinary session of the OPCW Executive Board. Interfax has the English version of the text.

"In the current situation, the Government of the United Kingdom, without conducting any investigation, a priori accused Russia. In order to prevent the Russian specialists from having access to Sergey and Yulia Skripal, the British medical workers, as it is understood, put the Skripal father and daughter into an artificially induced coma, which made it possible to collect biochemical samples and manipulate the state of their health without ever consulting them," the document said.