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Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he believes relations with Britain will develop normally despite what he called a "mini-crisis" after tit-for-tat diplomatic expulsions condemned by London as "completely unjustified."

Putin was speaking Thursday amid a mounting diplomatic row over Moscow's refusal to hand over a suspect in the poisoning death of an ex-KGB spy.

"I think relations between Russia and Britain will develop normally because both countries are interested in this," said Putin in his first comments on the row, according to Reuters. Read full article »

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