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Russia to Britain: Prove your own spies did not poison…

The Russian Foreign Ministry has demanded that London provide solid proof that British spies did not carry out the poisoning of former double agent Sergei Skripal.

Moscow says that in the absence of such proof, Russia willregard the incident as an attempt on the lives of Russian citizens.

Ties between London and Moscow are badly strained by the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. 

Britain alleges Russia was to blame, but Moscow says it had no involvement.

‘An analysis of all the circumstances … leads us to think of the possible involvement in it (the poisoning) of the British intelligence services,’ the foreign ministry said in a statement.

‘If convincing evidence to the contrary is not presented to the Russian side we will consider that we are dealing with an attempt on the lives of our citizens as a result of a massive political provocation.’

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