UK, Russia hold first high-level talks in over a year

(VOVWORLD) - Senior diplomats from Britain and Russia met in Germany on Saturday in the highest-level contact between the two countries since an alleged nerve agent attack in Britain last March froze diplomatic relations.

Britain’s Minister for Europe Alan Duncan held talks with Russia’s First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov on the margins of the Munich Security Conference, according to the foreign office in London. Mr. Duncan said that the two sides have deep differences, and the Russian state would need to choose a different path and act as a responsible international partner before there can be a change in Britain’s current relationship with Russia.

The meeting is the first between ministers from the two countries following the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal in Salisbury which Britain has blamed on Moscow.

Related News