January 26, 2016 / 10:00 AM / 2 years ago

Russia says Litvinenko inquiry will hurt ties with Britain

MOSCOW (Reuters) - An inquiry chaired by a British judge into the death in London of Kremlin critic Alexander Litvinenko will seriously complicate Russian-British ties, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told a news conference on Tuesday.

A copy of The Litvinenko Inquiry Report is seen during a news conference in London, Britain, January 21, 2016. REUTERS/Toby Melville

The inquiry, which concluded it was probable that senior Kremlin officials ordered Litvinenko’s killing, contained groundless accusations and left many questions unanswered, Lavrov said.

Reporting by Andrew Osborn and Vladimir Soldatkin; Writing by Christian Lowe; Editing by Dmitry Solovyov

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