Yulia Skripal to seek political asylum – RIA citing cousin


MOSCOW (Reuters) – Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned along with her father, ex-spy Sergei Skripal, in Britain, is to seek political asylum, Russia’s RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing a relative.

“I know that Yulia Skripal’s statement about political asylum is coming already,” her cousin, Viktoria Skripal, said on a Russian TV talk show, according to RIA.

Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Christian Lowe