Twitter Brings Scar on Yulia Skripal’s Neck Into Spotlight After First Interview
Yulia Skripal, who was allegedly poisoned with a nerve agent, namely Novichok, in Salisbury, the UK, in early March, has had her first media appearance.
After her interview with Reuters, in which she expressed gratitude to all those who assisted and supported her as well as detailed her treatment in Salisbury hospital, social media started sharing fresh pictures. Some users, although expressing their delight about Yulia looking healthy, couldn’t help noticing a scar on her neck. They wondered whether it is the nerve agent that prompted a surprising surgery:
He further went on to ponder what the US and UK media reaction would be like if they saw a missing citizen speaking from “Russia, Syria or Iran”:
The statement of Yuliya #Skripal may be entirely genuine. But if such similarly rehearsed words had been said in a similar way by a disappeared US or UK citizen in eg Russia, Syria or Iran, US UK media would very quickly claim they’d been said under duresspic.twitter.com/ekmCNwbCMn
— Charles Shoebridge (@ShoebridgeC) 23 мая 2018 г.
Another Twitter pointed to Yulia looking relaxed:
Some retold what the British authorities earlier said about the Skripals being located to a safer place, adding the statement appeared to be way too exaggerated given what Yulia said in an interview today
One user rushed to call to stop placing Yulia Skripal’s figure in the center of a political competition:
Some, meanwhile, have transferred the debate into a satirical domain:
Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were attacked supposedly with a toxic substance and found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury on March 4. London claims that Russia is behind the poisoning of Skripals with A234 substance, while Moscow vehemently denies it, with the Kremlin billing Britain’s hostile move a provocation that was orchestrated in order to spark a Russophobic sentiment around the world.
Britain, which expelled 23 Russian diplomats from the country following the attack, has provided no tangible proof whatsoever to justify its accusations.