Daughter of poisoned spy in Britain turns down Russian help

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Daughter of poisoned spy in Britain turns down Russian help
This is an image of the daughter of former Russian Spy Sergei Skripal, Yulia Skripal taken from Yulia Skipal's Facebook account on Tuesday March 6, 2018. British media report Tuesday April 10, 2018 that Yulia Skripal, one of two Russians poisoned by nerve agent, has been released from the hospital. (Yulia Skripal/Facebook via AP)

LONDON (AP) — The daughter of poisoned spy Sergei Skripal says she has declined help from the Russian Embassy as she comes to terms with her recovery from the nerve agent attack that has left her ill and her father hospitalized. 

Yulia Skripal says in a statement Wednesday that she finds herself in a “totally different life than the ordinary one” that she experienced before the poisoning in the southwestern English city of Salisbury. She was released from the hospital earlier this week.

The 33-year-old says she has been made aware of offers of help from the Russian Embassy but “at the moment I do not wish to avail myself of their services.”

The statement was distributed by London’s Metropolitan Police.