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AFP
March 20, 2018

Sweden summons Russian ambassador over spy poison claim

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AFP
March 20, 2018

STOCKHOLM: Sweden said Monday it had summoned Russia's ambassador for talks after Moscow suggested the Scandinavian country may have produced a deadly nerve agent to poison a former Russian spy in Britain.

Foreign ministry spokesman Per Enerud confirmed media reports that the ambassador had been summoned to a meeting to take place at the ministry on Tuesday, prompted by the allegation. "Yes that is correct," he told AFP. The Kremlin made the accusation after denying allegations by London and allies that it was behind the March 4 attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury. "The most likely source of this chemical attack are the countries that, since the end of the 1990s.

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