Litvinenko report: David Cameron condemns Russia over ex-spy

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David Cameron says the UK is take tougher action against Russia following the Alexander Litvinenko inquiry.

The ex-spy was poisoned with polonium-210 while in London in 2006, "probably" on the approval of Russian President Vladimir Putin, a report found.

Mr Cameron called the murder "absolutely appalling" and said the inquiry "confirms what we always believed".

However, Russia labelled the UK's public inquiry "theatre of the absurd".

The prime minister's official spokeswoman had earlier said that Downing Street was taking the findings "extremely seriously".

"The conclusion that the murder was authorised at the highest levels of the Russian state is extremely disturbing," she said.

"It is not the way for any state, let alone a permanent member of the UN Security Council, to behave. Regrettably, these findings confirm what we and previous governments already believed."

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