Daughter Yulia Skripal didn’t deserve poisoning, friend says Russian spy:
The daughter of an ex-Russian agent poisoned alongside her father in the UK “hasn’t done anything to deserve” being targeted, a friend says.
Police are investigating the attempted murder of Yulia and Sergei Skripal after both were found unconscious in Salisbury, Wiltshire on Sunday.
Her childhood friend Irina Petrova told the BBC she remembered the Skripals as the “perfect family”.
But she thought people might be afraid to speak publicly about the pair.
“I’m starting to get scared,” she said. “No one wants to speak – even her relatives”.
Ms Skripal, 33, and her 66-year-old father are being treated in hospital after being exposed to a nerve agent, nearly a week after being found slumped on a shopping centre bench in the city.