June 28, 2019 / 11:54 AM / 3 months ago

Kremlin says Putin answered UK PM May's questions on spy poisoning

FILE PHOTO: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a welcoming ceremony at the G20 summit in Osaka, Japan June 28, 2019. Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Friday that British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the poisoning of a former Russian spy on British soil at talks with Vladimir Putin and that the Russian president provided her with the relevant answers.

Meeting on the sidelines of the G20 in Osaka, May and Putin also spoke of the need to look for ways to revive business ties between Britain and Russia, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on a conference call.

Peskov did not elaborate on what relevant answers were given.

Reporting by Tom Balmforth, Dmitry Antonov; Editing by Alison Williams

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