Poisoned ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and daughter start over in New Zealand

A former spy and his daughter who were poisoned by Russian military intelligence agents have started a new life in New Zealand.

Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia settled in the country after spending more than a year ensconced in a British MI6 safe house, according to the Sunday Times of London.

The two were both found unconscious on a park bench in the British city of Salisbury in March 2018. An investigation revealed the pair had been poisoned with Novichok, a Soviet-era chemical nerve-agent, which had been smeared by Russian operatives on the door handle of their home. 

Once a Russian spy, Skripal fell afoul of his old colleagues after acting as a double agent on behalf of the British during the 1990s and 2000s.

Both father and daughter survived the attack after a lengthy period in critical condition.

Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, who were formally accused of attempting to murder former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury, are seen in an image handed out by the Metropolitan Police in LondonYulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned Russian spy Sergei Skripal, speaks to Reuters in LondonFormer Russian spy critically ill after suspected poisoning, UK - 23 Mar 2018FILES-BRITAIN-RUSSIA-POLITICS-ESPIONAGEBRITAIN-RUSSIA-POISON-ARRESTYulia Skripal, daughter of poisoned Russian spy Sergei Skripal, speaks to Reuters in LondonBRITAIN-RUSSIA-POLICE-ESPIONAGERussian Suspects Named In Connection With Salisbury Novichok Poisoning

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