April 13, 2018 / 3:54 PM / 10 months ago

EU envoy returns to Moscow after recall over double agent poisoning

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union’s ambassador to Russia, Markus Ederer, has returned to Moscow, an aide said on Friday, some three weeks after being recalled in symbolic retaliation by the bloc for the Salisbury spy poisoning.

Britain in March blamed Moscow for a toxin attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter in England that has left them critically ill for weeks.

The EU’s other 27 members took the same stance as Britain and most went on to expel Russian diplomats suspected to be working as spies on their territory.

The poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March has plunged relations between Moscow and London to new lows.

Reporting by Gabriela Baczynska; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

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