Russian denials of British attack ‘increasingly absurd’ says Johnson

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Britain’s foreign minister stepped up London’s criticism of Moscow on Monday over a nerve agent attack on a former Russian double agent in England, calling Russian denials of responsibility “increasingly absurd”.

Boris Johnson, who was due to brief fellow European Union ministers in Brussels later on Monday, also won renewed support from the bloc, though diplomats cautioned there was no immediate prospect of fresh economic sanctions on Russia over the attack.

 

Zainab Sa’id