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Putin wishes Skripal 'good health' after discharge from hospital

AFP  |  Sochi 

Russian today wished former "good health" after he was discharged from a following his poisoning in March.

"God grant him good health... If a military-grade poison had been used, the man would have died on the spot. Thank God he recovered and that he left (hospital)," said during a press conference with German

"We have several times offered our British partners any necessary assistance in the investigation (of the poisoning). So far we have received no response. Our offer remains open," he said.

Skripal and his daughter Yulia, who was visiting from Moscow, collapsed on March 4 on a bench in Salisbury, the city in where the former double agent lives.

The poisoning sparked a diplomatic crisis that saw and the West expelling dozens of diplomats in tit-for-tat moves.

Britain has accused of being behind the poisoning, saying it was caused by a type of nerve agent known as Novichok which was developed in the

has furiously denied the claim, suggesting at various points it has been set up by British

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:40 IST