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Yulia Skripal to seek political asylum - RIA citing cousin

Cameramen capture documents on video after a briefing, attended by representatives of the Russian Prosecutor General's Office and dedicated to investigations and proceedings, including the case of an ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia poisoned in Salisbury, in Moscow, Russia April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin


MOSCOW (Reuters) - Yulia Skripal, who was poisoned along with her father, ex-spy Sergei Skripal, in Britain, is to seek political asylum, Russia's RIA news agency reported on Monday, citing a relative.

"I know that Yulia Skripal's statement about political asylum is coming already," her cousin, Viktoria Skripal, said on a Russian TV talk show, according to RIA.

(Reporting by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Christian Lowe)

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