A former Russian double agent living in Britain following the biggest spy swap since the Cold War is in critical condition after suspected exposure to what police have called “an unknown substance”, British media reported Monday. The BBC and other outlets named the victim as 66-year-old Sergei Skripal, who was hospitalised in intensive care Sunday along with an unidentified woman, in the English city of Salisbury. A former colonel with Russian military intelligence, Skripal was sentenced to 13 years in jail in Russia in 2006 on charges of spying for Britain, but was granted refuge in the UK following a spy swap between the United States and Russia in 2010.
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