Yulia Skripal’s cousin has told the BBC she is 100% certain the alleged conversation with her cousin is real.
A recording of the alleged phone conversation was aired earlier today on a state-owned Russian TV channel.
Doubts have been cast on how authentic the recording is.
Yulia Skripal and her father Sergei – a former spy – were poisoned by a nerve agent in Salisbury in March.
Viktoria spoke to Newsnight‘s Gabriel Gatehouse.