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Russia still working on retaliatory measures against Britain

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Moscow is still working on retaliatory measures against Britain for London’s decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats, Russia's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

Britain is to kick out 23 Russian diplomats, the biggest such expulsion since the Cold War, over a chemical attack on a former Russian double agent in England that Prime Minister Theresa May blamed on Moscow, an assessment backed by the United States.

Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova accused Britain of refusing to cooperate with Moscow in the investigation of the incident.

Zakharova, who said Moscow was concerned about the use of chemical weapons in Britain, said allegations that Russia was involved were “insane”.