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Theresa May To Seek Stand against Russia at EU Summit
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to unite and condemn Russia as leaders of the bloc's 28 nations meet in Brussels.
May is seeking a strong statement against Russian President Vladimir Putin after the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in England.
While Britain blames Moscow for the nerve-agent attack, Russia strongly denies the accusations.
In the wake of the attack Britain called Russia a growing threat to Western democracies.
On Monday EU foreign ministers expressed "unqualified solidarity" with Britain. But May is hoping for a more strongly worded statement that explicitly condemns Russia.
Brexit is also on the agenda at the two-day summit starting Thursday. Britain hopes the EU will sign off on the terms of the UK's departure next year and green-light talks on future relations.
Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team
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