The daughter of a Russian spy poisoned with a nerve agent had allegedly gained access to a \u00a3150,000 \u201csecret bank account\u201d just days before she was attacked.\r\nYulia Skripal had collected the proceeds from a house sale in Britain, which belonged to her brother Alexander who\u00a0died in mysterious circumstances in St Petersburg last year.\r\n\u00a0\r\nShe had been given power of attorney over the cash in late February from her father, double agent\u00a0Sergei Skripal, who was also poisoned by nerve agent Novichok alongside her on March 4 in Salisbury.\r\nThe cash - now in an unknown Russian bank - was from the sale of the house he had shared in Britain with his ex-wife, Natalia, like Yulia, 33, the daughter of a GRU military intelligence colonel.\r\nNatalia - now married to a tennis coach from Wales - sold the house, and paid half the sum to her ex-husband.\r\nThe \u201csecret bank account\u201d was disclosed by Sergei\u2019s niece Viktoria Skripal, 45, who aims this week to travel to meet Yulia in hospital in Salisbury.\r\nThe British authorities are preparing to grant her a visa so that she can become the first family member to meet Yulia, and also see her uncle Sergei, who remains in a coma.\r\nOf Yulia\u2019s current condition, she said: "The only thing I discovered from our (Russian) diplomats is that Yulia has opened her eyes, can eat, drink and has even said a few words.\u201d\r\nShe and other family members have not yet spoken to her by phone or social media.\r\nOn the money she said: \u201cNobody knows this yet.\r\n\u201cAt the end of February, Yulia received a general power of attorney from her father Sergei in order to take ownership of a secret bank account that belonged to her late brother Alexander.\r\n\u201cAfter his divorce, his wife Natalia paid him $200,000 USD, and he kept this money. It is in a Russian bank now.\u201d\r\nViktoria - from Yaroslavl - has repeated concerns she raised last month over Yulia\u2019s mysterious unnamed boyfriend, who she had intended to wed.\r\n\u201cI think he is a strange man,\u201d she said. "We visited Yulia once in 2013.\r\n\u201cShe was living with him in her father\u2019s apartment in (Moscow) then.\r\n\u201cAnd he did not even come out of the room to say \u2018Hello\u2019.\r\n\u201cThis man is like a phantom.\u201d\r\nWhen Yulia was poisoned \u201che didn\u2019t even say \u2018miaow\u2019.\u201d\r\nThere is speculation that his identity is being concealed for unknown reasons by the Russian media.\r\nNewspapers in Russia have indicated that the boyfriend and his mother work for a company with close links to the Russian secret services.\r\nViktoria earlier claimed that her fiance\u2019s mother was against a marriage to the daughter of a Russian \u201ctraitor\u201d.\r\nNeither the boyfriend nor his mother have spoken on the poisoning scandal.\r\nA High Court judge indicated last month that Yulia\u2019s boyfriend had not been in contact with the Salisbury hospital.\r\nNatalia, now 45, is married to Welshman Wyn Lewis, a tennis coach in Cyprus.\r\nShe was devastated by her ex-husband\u2019s \u201cpremature\u201d death six years after they had split.\r\nHer father - GRU colonel Gennady Grishchenko - was 66 year old Skripal\u2019s best friend before he was exposed as a \u201ctraitor\u201d secretly spying for MI6.\r\nAfter this, Grishchenko severed all contact with him, but did not stop his daughter\u2019s relationship with Skripal\u2019s son.\r\nIn a deeply emotional social media message on 43 year old Alexander\u2019s sudden death, she posted on 25 July last year in English:\r\n\u201cI don\u2019t like sharing my private life, but today I want to ask all my friends about something\u2026\r\n\u201cTomorrow will be nine days since a man, who was very close to me, has died. He died suddenly and very prematurely.\r\nHe was my first big love. I was proudly carrying his surname.\r\n\u201cDestiny moved us to different continents, hard to say now whether it was for right or wrong.\r\n\u201cWould he have gone that early if we were to still be together, or was everything preset in advance and my destiny was simply kind to me and took me away from becoming a widow aged 44?\r\n\u201cI don\u2019t know\u2026 But he will forever stay in my heart as a memory of, if not my adolescence, certainly my youth.\r\n\u201cA very wise friend told me that people who left us don\u2019t like us crying for them.\r\n"They need our prayers. So if this is not difficult for you, please can you go to a church tomorrow and light up a candle for his soul to find peace.\r\n\u201cForgive me for everything Sasha. Rest in peace.\u201d\r\nIt is unclear what she meant by \u201cforgive me\u201d.\r\nNatalia now lives with her second husband, 12 years her junior, a tennis coach in Cyprus and former youth star.\r\nThe couple who wed in 2011 have a young child.\r\nIt is not know where in Britain she lived with Alexander.\r\nReports say he died of liver problems last year.