A former spy and her daughter who were poisoned by Russian military intelligence agents have started a new life in New Zealand.
According to the Sunday Times of London, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia have settled in the country after being surrounded by a British MI6 safe house for more than a year.
In March 2018, the two were found unconscious on a park bench in the British city of Salisbury. The pair are being investigated at Novichok, An The Soviet-era chemical neuro-agent, which was painted by Russian activists on the door handle of their home.
Scribal, once a Russian spy, fell to his old colleagues in the 1990s and 2000s after acting as a double agent on behalf of the British.
Both father and daughter survived the attack long after they were in danger.
Russia has a long history of targeting Russian enemies beyond their own borders. In 2006 Russian dissident Alexander Litvinenko was poisoned with polonium in London.
Although they will remain under the radar for a lifetime, the Scribals are still in contact with their old neighbors, Rose Cassidy and wife Moe, who received a Christmas letter in December from them.
“It’s nice to know that they think of us,” Cassidy told the Sunday Times. “But I don’t expect we’ll see them again.”
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