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Russian envoy seeks meeting with Britain's Johnson over poisoning: RIA

  • The Russian embassy in London has sent a request for a meeting of its envoy, Alexander Yakovenko, with British foreign minister Boris Johnson.
  • The request is to discuss the investigation of the poisoning of ex-Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.
  • The British Foreign Office confirmed it had received the request.
Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks as he visits Bristol on May 14, 2016 in Bristol, England.
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Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks as he visits Bristol on May 14, 2016 in Bristol, England.

The Russian embassy in London has sent a request for a meeting of its envoy, Alexander Yakovenko, with British foreign minister Boris Johnson to discuss the investigation of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter poisoned in Salisbury, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday.

"We hope for a constructive response from the British side and are counting on such a meeting in the very nearest future," the agency cited a spokesman for the Russian embassy saying.

The British Foreign Office confirmed it had received the request.

"We will be responding in due course," a spokeswoman said.