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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - UK Ambassador to Russia Laurie Bristow has been summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry, the Foreign Ministry told Sputnik on Saturday.

    The news comes amid the deterioration of the UK-Russian relations after former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter were found unconscious in a shopping center in Salisbury.

    UK Prime Minister Theresa May said that it was "highly likely" that Russia was responsible for the incident since the two were poisoned with a Novichok class military-grade nerve agent that was developed in the Soviet Union.

    READ MORE: Russia Opens Criminal Cases Over Yulia Skripal's Poisoning, Glushkov's Murder

    On Wednesday, May went on to announce a package of anti-Russian measures, including the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country, and the suspension of bilateral contacts between London and Moscow.

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