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Hague and Lavrov call for closer UK-Russia ties

William Hague has said he wants closer economic and security ties with Russia despite unresolved differences over the murder of Alexander Litvinenko.

On his first trip to Russia as UK foreign secretary, Mr Hague said the killing of the former spy in London in 2006 remained a "big problem".

But Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said the case should not be an obstacle to improved co-operation.

  • 13 Oct 2010