Ex-spy Skripal is no longer critical

LONDON (AP) — British doctors say former spy Sergei Skripal is no longer in critical condition, a month after he was poisoned with a nerve agent.

Dr. Christine Blanshard, the medical director at Salisbury District Hospital, says the 66-year-old “is responding well to treatment, improving rapidly and is no longer in a critical condition.”

The former Russian spy and his daughter Yulia have been hospitalized since they were found unconscious on a park bench March 4. British authorities say they were exposed to a military-grade nerve agent and have blamed Russia.

Russia has denied responsibility for the poisoning.

The hospital says Yulia Skripal,33, is conscious and in stable condition.