‘Poisoned spy’s psychological capability more likely to get compromised’

LONDON: A nerve agent attack on former Russian spy and his daughter Yulia may have left them with compromised mental capacity and it is unclear whether they will recover, a British judge said on Thursday in a ruling.
PM May says they had been deliberately targeted with the toxin by , a charge Moscow rejects. On Thursday, a court granted permission for blood samples to be taken from the Skripals for examination by chemical weapons inspectors. Judge David said a consultant who is treating the Skripals said they were unable to communicate and it was not possible to say when or to what extent either may regain mental capacity.

“The precise effect of their exposure on their long term health remains unclear… tests indicate that their mental capacity might be compromised to an unknown… degree,” Williams said.

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