How a traitor Skripal condemned himself to eternal seclusion in the UK

Skripal was left alone Photo: GLOBAL LOOK PRESS

Abroad, they continue to try to revive the already forgotten story of the Mi-6 employee Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia. Britain claimed that he was allegedly poisoned by two Russian intelligence officers. Three years later, the Czech Republic decided to try to return this topic to the information agenda, stating that the very two men could be involved in the explosions in warehouses in the village of Vrbetitsa back in 2014.

Sergey Skripal’s niece Victoria reacted to these statements with humor. “We have only two people in the country. James Bond is just resting, “a relative of a British spy laughed while talking to KP Petersburg, commenting on the news.


As already reported by “KP”, Sergei Skripal was recruited by the British special services in 1995. Since this year, he has passed on secret information about Russia to Foggy Albion, for which, according to the investigation, he received about 100 thousand dollars. For this, the agent was arrested in Moscow in December 2004, and in 2006 he was sentenced to 13 years in prison for espionage. In 2010, the spy was pardoned and exchanged for Russian agents. Skripal moved to the UK and hoped that he was about to fulfill all his dreams.

Victoria Skripal told about the fate of her uncle Photo: REUTERS

– He was given money to buy a house, he also bought a car, received British citizenship, got a job, – Skripal’s niece Victoria, who until recently kept in touch with her uncle on the phone, shared with KP-Petersburg more than three months ago. – I was glad that I had gathered everyone under one roof, that my children and wife were with him. He invited everyone to visit him from Russia. All his aspirations began to come true. But only at first …

Some of Sergei Skripal’s relatives remained in Russia – his own mother (after whose death he never called his relatives) and his niece Victoria with her children.

“I couldn’t go to Britain because I looked after his mother,” Victoria shares. – Soon, his daughter Julia decided to return to live in Russia: here she had her own apartment, a loved one. His wife, Lyudmila Aleksandrovna, had been ill with cancer for a long time and knew that she would not live long. She already underwent chemotherapy in Great Britain, was in the same hospital in Salisbury. She died soon after. After her, Skripal’s son also left – he had cirrhosis of the liver. And Sergey was left alone in this house …


According to Skripal’s niece, the spy also had no friends in Great Britain, so he turned into a real recluse.

– He practically did not go anywhere, – Victoria sighs. – Well, he will go once every two or three weeks for groceries or go to the nearest store for milk, come out into the yard to breathe – that’s all. I missed, of course, Russia too. After all, he had relatives, friends, memories here.

Yulia Skripal lives separately from her father


One of the British journalists who visited Skripal before the Salisbury incident wrote about him: “sitting in his house and watching Russian Channel 1 …

“At first he called Russia, but then he stopped,” says Viktoria Skripal. – In public places, as well as in the information space, he now does not appear. I think even if he wanted to give an interview, as far as I understand, he is forbidden to do it, just like Yulia. In fact, both he and she were doomed to seclusion in Britain after the incident. If we assume that he is still alive (although there are doubts, due to the fact that he used to call every week, and now he has stopped altogether), then, as his daughter Yulia told me, he lives under the supervision of a medical worker.


“Skripal is hidden and under constant control”

“I believe that it is hidden, I have no doubt about it,” explained to KP a veteran of the GRU special forces, retired Major General Alexander Chubarov. – His freedom of movement is only under control. I think that he hardly exists there without the chefs. They probably take care of him, or maybe he is already buried somewhere under different initials.


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What happened to Yulia Skripal’s dog after the Salisbury incident

Yulia Skripal left her dog in Moscow

A photo: REUTERS

The incident with the alleged poisoning of the British spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia turned the lives of not only the participants in this story, who by the will of fate were involved in it, but also their pets. It is known that in Salisbury, the family of the former intelligence officer had a cat that Julia brought from Russia, as well as two guinea pigs. At one time, a woman spent 600 euros on the transportation of a fluffy. She chipped him, castrated him and collected all the necessary documents. However, after the events of March 3, 2018, when Britain announced the poisoning, the local police forgot about the pets. As the niece of Sergei Skripal Viktoria told “KP-Petersburg”, two pigs died of dehydration. The cat was later found alive, but they said that he was under severe stress, so it was decided to euthanize and cremate.

The fate of only one pet, left by Yulia in a Moscow apartment, remained in question. Skripal took mongrel Noir from the shelter and after what happened in England she returned there.

Skripals’ cat cremated


– Julia asked the owner of the shelter Antoine, so that Noir in no case was transferred to me or other relatives, – Viktoria Skripal told KP-Petersburg. “If she wanted to take Noir to England, she would. She could ask her friend Gulnara to transport the dog, she could ask the British embassy to do it. But, apparently, she didn’t want to. The owner of the orphanage ended up telling me that Noir had been placed in good hands.

Apparently, Julia was not worried about Noir for long. Now in England she has two new pets.

– During the last conversation on the phone, Yulia told me that she had two dogs. From the shelter or not – she did not specify, – continues Viktoria Skripal. “Why she didn’t want to hand Noir over to us is hard to say. We were planning to keep the dog for her. But Yulia was told that we were claiming her property or inheritance. I drew this conclusion when I asked her permission to take photographs from her apartment. She replied that she had already taken them to her father in Britain long ago. Then I asked to allow me to take part of the library, which was collected by Sergei Skripal’s parents. But she said nothing. Julia only said that her friend Gulnara and the boyfriend of this friend Valery can sell whatever they want from her apartment.

Dog Noir stayed in Moscow


The Moscow apartment of Yulia Skripal, according to Victoria, has now ended up being rewritten to Valery’s mother.

– The apartment is decorated without money just under a purchase and sale agreement, – Victoria clarified. – Julia explained this decision by the fact that with her last name (Skripal) the apartment could be sold only at half price. She did not receive money for the apartment. Julia said: “But you don’t have to pay taxes and think about rent.” Now a young man lives there, to whom the property is being leased. And Yulia Valery’s things are already posted on Avito.

Earlier, “KP-Petersburg” said that Yulia Skripal completely settled in England. She received citizenship and is waiting for money from the authorities of Foggy Albion for new real estate.


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Sergei Skripal should get a new home


The Skripal House will be sold in Salisbury three years after the alleged poisoning of the former GRU spy and his daughter Yulia. The house of Sergei Skripal, according to the British press, was bought by the Wiltshire County Council, after which it was cleaned for a year and a half. Now the authorities intend to sell the house, which has four bedrooms.

As the niece of the former GRU spy Viktoria Skripal told KP-Petersburg, such a decision was made a long time ago. Sergei Skripal stated that he no longer wants to live in this house.

“They are adults, they manage their property themselves,” Viktoria Skripal explained to KP-Petersburg. – Sergei officially announced that they do not want to live in that house, it is painful. Yulia in her last call last year told me that she had received British citizenship. And with housing they will have exactly the same situation as before.

Yulia Skripal received a new citizenship

A photo: REUTERS

The house was bought by Sergei Skripal and Yulia with the money of the British government. The housing was purchased for 260 thousand pounds (almost 27 million rubles).

– Repair and re-equipment of the house Sergey and Yulia did at their own expense, – explains Victoria. – Now Julia said that after the sale of this house, the government will again allocate money for the purchase of housing in Britain. They must live with Sergei separately. However, they have had problems with the sale of this house for three years now. At first it was announced that it would be demolished and disposed of. Then the roof and the front door were changed there, after which the municipality was supposed to buy it out. They have been putting it up for sale for two years now. However, the owner of the property was also Sergei Skripal. Now I again requested an extract from the register to find out who is now the owner.

According to Victoria Skripal, her uncle Sergei has recently stopped communicating with her. There was no call or news from him even after the death of his own mother in Russia.


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“Sergei Skripal is no longer alive. But it is not profitable for Britain to admit it “: the spy’s niece made a statement

Sergei Skripal never got in touch after the death of his mother.A photo: GLOBAL LOOK PRESS

Exactly three years have passed since the events in Salisbury around the family of Sergei and Yulia Skripal. Britain accused Russia of allegedly two GRU agents, posing as Petersburg businessmen Petrov and Boshirov, and flew to Foggy Albion to eliminate the defector with a chemical warfare agent.

After that, the Skripals disappeared from sight, appearing in the media only once, when Julia gave an interview on camera to the British media. Sergei himself never appeared in the frame anymore. His relatives in Russia initially contacted him by phone. But later he stopped calling, his whereabouts are unknown. “Komsomolskaya Pravda” phoned the niece of the ex-GRU employee Victoria Skripal.


In recent years, before the events of March 3, 2019, after which the British secret services reliably hid Sergei Skripal from prying eyes, the ex-GRU officer missed Russia a lot and even began to support the country’s foreign policy. Who knows how things would have turned out if it hadn’t been for the alleged poisoning scandal. But the return of the defector to Russia was clearly disadvantageous for British intelligence.

“He was going to return to Russia, but he was waiting for the country’s leadership to change,” Viktoria Skripal shared with KP-Saint Petersburg. – He was definitely bored, here in Russia he had both relatives and friends. And in Britain at that time there was no one left. The wife died, the son died, he was there alone. And here is a mother, a daughter. But now their family has nothing to do with our country, Yulia even sold all the real estate in Moscow. As far as I know, they are now under the close supervision of the special services, they were asked to renounce everything Russian. And under the pretext that no one would identify them, Yulia and Sergei were separated – forced to live separately.

Victoria Skripal believes that her uncle is no longer aliveA photo: REUTERS

Viktoria Skripal does not believe in the poisoning of her relatives with a military substance by the Russian special services. She considers everything that happened as a theater:

– To say that they were poisoned – I’m not very sure of that. Julia quickly moved away from the chemical warfare agent. Imagine being poisoned with a powerful weapon, and soon you are talking fluently as if you were poisoned in the cafeteria. Sergei is not shown to us at all. Was there a fact of poisoning? It looks more like a performance.


Viktoria Skripal believes that it is not profitable for Britain to make the results of its investigation public, because it would deprive Britain of a way of putting pressure on Russia.

– We do not see the results of the investigation. When will Britain present them to us? – asks Skripal. – There is one very interesting point. It’s been three years now. But the British Themis still hasn’t brought charges against us. Petrov and Boshirov are not on the international wanted list, no one is looking for them. They said that they were to blame and that was the end of it. Nobody knows what kind of substance was on the door handle and whether it was. We still haven’t seen Sergey’s interview.

According to Victoria, Western intelligence services will continue to use the situation in Salisbury as their trump card.

– It didn’t work out seriously with Navalny. Navalny is not that texture, but in the story with my relatives, you can endlessly speculate and speculate, ” explains Viktoria Skripal.

Julia last called Russia last yearA photo: REUTERS


At the end of the conversation with our correspondent, Victoria said at all that Skripal himself was no longer alive …

– We were sick with coronavirus in December, On January 7, our grandmother died – his mother– Victoria continues in a conversation with Komsomolskaya Pravda in St. Petersburg. – Information about her death has definitely reached Britain. The British Embassy assured us that the information would be communicated to the addressee. But we did not receive any feedback. After all, he not only did not convey his condolences, he did not even send a carnation to her grave. Therefore, I think that he is no longer alive. Yes, and Yulia herself told me in October, when we called on the phone for the last time, that she receives half of Sergei’s pension. This, it seems to me, is done after the loss of the breadwinner. She didn’t say anything about him, except that he breathes through a tube.


“Skripal is alive, but isolated”

– In the case of the British special services, anything can be. Maybe Sergei Skripal is really already dead, – says Director of the Institute for Political Studies Sergey Markov… “But I think they just isolated him. Most likely, he does not believe that he was poisoned by the Russian special services, but believes that it was the British who did it. Therefore, he is not allowed to appear in public, give interviews and get in touch once again. Because in this case, Sergei Skripal will definitely declare this.


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