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Moscow: Sergei Skripal’s niece accuses Theresa May of being ‘hysterical’02:48

Moscow: Sergei Skripal’s niece accuses Theresa May of being ‘hysterical’

Russian Federation, Moscow
September 6, 2018 at 17:30 GMT +00:00 · Published

Viktoria Skripal, niece of poisoned former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of being “hysterical” and of personally refusing her visa application. She was speaking during a press conference in Moscow on Thursday.

“I have reliable information the first time [I applied for a UK visa] it was Theresa May herself who refused my visa application,” she said.

“There’s a word, it’s my word, and I say there’s a word, an expression “battle-axe.” We [women] are different from men in that we can sometimes be hysterical first then then wonder why we behaved like that,” Skripal said.

“Theresa May sometimes ‘turns on’ this battle-axe side of her. She is hysterical first, and then wonders what she’s done and tries to take it back. In politics, I understand that she cannot go back on her words,” she continued.

Talking about Yulia Skripal’s plans for the future, she said that Yulia Skripal planned to come back to Russia once her father was feeling better.

The comments come after the Metropolitan police said on Wednesday there is sufficient evidence to charge two Russian nationals with offences including conspiracy to murder over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Police named the suspects as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov but said is likely the suspects were travelling under aliases and Petrov and Boshirov are not their real names.

Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury on March 4. The UK has blamed Moscow for the incident, while the Kremlin has denied any involvement in the affair.

Moscow: Sergei Skripal’s niece accuses Theresa May of being ‘hysterical’02:48
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Viktoria Skripal, niece of poisoned former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal, accused British Prime Minister Theresa May of being “hysterical” and of personally refusing her visa application. She was speaking during a press conference in Moscow on Thursday.

“I have reliable information the first time [I applied for a UK visa] it was Theresa May herself who refused my visa application,” she said.

“There’s a word, it’s my word, and I say there’s a word, an expression “battle-axe.” We [women] are different from men in that we can sometimes be hysterical first then then wonder why we behaved like that,” Skripal said.

“Theresa May sometimes ‘turns on’ this battle-axe side of her. She is hysterical first, and then wonders what she’s done and tries to take it back. In politics, I understand that she cannot go back on her words,” she continued.

Talking about Yulia Skripal’s plans for the future, she said that Yulia Skripal planned to come back to Russia once her father was feeling better.

The comments come after the Metropolitan police said on Wednesday there is sufficient evidence to charge two Russian nationals with offences including conspiracy to murder over the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

Police named the suspects as Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov but said is likely the suspects were travelling under aliases and Petrov and Boshirov are not their real names.

Former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury on March 4. The UK has blamed Moscow for the incident, while the Kremlin has denied any involvement in the affair.

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