Sergei Skripal's niece Viktoria asked British Prime Minister Theresa May for help in acquiring a visa during an appearance on Sky News.
In her address to May, the girl stressed that she primarily wants to visit her uncle and cousin in order to convey information about their health to her grandmother.
"The whole world is now talking about an unprecedented political scandal, but real people are at the epicenter of this scandal. This is our family, which really needs to be together now," Viktoria noted.
The British authorities denied Viktoria Skripal’s visa application.
On March 5, Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were hospitalized in the British town of Salisbury with severe poisoning. After some time, several emergency workers who were working at the scene were hospitalized. According to the investigation, a neuro-paralytic substance called Novichok, which was manufactured in Russia, was used against the Skripals.
Britain demanded that Russia explain, within 24 hours, how the substance appeared in the United Kingdom; however, the country did not receive a reply. In response, the UK expelled 23 Russian diplomats.
On March 26, Germany, France, Denmark, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands and some other countries began expelling Russian diplomats in solidarity with the United Kingdom. A total of about thirty countries have joined in the expulsion of diplomats.