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Daughter Of Ex-Russian Spy 'Improving Rapidly,' U.K. Health Officials Say

Yulia Skripal was poisoned with her father, Sergei, in an alleged nerve agent attack. While an international dispute has raged, Yulia has been progressing — but Sergei is still in critical condition.

More than three weeks after Yulia Skripal was first exposed to a suspected nerve agent, the daughter of a former Russian spy is "improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition," U.K. health authorities have announced. The Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust

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