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Moscow, London trade barbs as spy dispute deepens

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson insisted Wednesday that Moscow was responsible for a nerve-agent attack on an ex-spy on British soil, while a senior Russian diplomat challenged London to proof its claims, accusing it of “hiding facts” or staging the attack itself.

UK expels 23 Russian diplomats over spy poisoning

Britain will expel nearly two dozen Russian diplomats, sever high-level bilateral contacts with Moscow and take both open and covert action against Kremlin meddling after the poisoning of a former spy, the prime minister said Wednesday, plunging U.K.-Russian relations into their deepest freeze since the Cold War.