May 18, 2018 / 1:43 PM / 8 months ago

Putin - Skripal would be dead if poisoned by weapons grade agent

Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a joint news conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel following their meeting in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia May 18, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday that former Russian spy Sergei Skripal would be dead if a weapons grade agent had been used to poison him.

Putin said Moscow was pleased to see Skripal being discharged from hospital and wished him good health. [nL5N1SP2CA]

Reporting by Denis Pinchuk; Writing by Maria Tsvetkova; Editing by Hugh Lawson

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