8 Facts About Sergei Skripal

1. In the early 1990s Sergei Skripal was recruited by an MI6 agent Pablo Miller, whom the British media declined to name.

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2. Vladimir Putin said he was pleased Sergei Skripal had been released from hospital on Friday, more than 10 weeks after the poisoning, and wished him well.

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3. In the early 1990s Sergei Skripal was recruited by an MI6 agent Pablo Miller, whom the British media declined to name.

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4. At that time, Sergei Skripal was on Czech territory, and according to the journalists' sources, was helping the Czech secret services to expose Russian spies.

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5. On 18 May 2018, Sergei Skripal was discharged from the hospital.

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6. The UK government insisted on Sergei Skripal being included in the swap.

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7. In December 2004, Sergei Skripal was arrested outside his house in Moscow′s Krylatskoye District shortly after returning from Britain.

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8. In 1996, due to his diabetes, Sergei Skripal was sent back to Moscow, where he went on to work in the GRU headquarters and for a while was acting director of the GRU personnel department.

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