Russia requests Security Council meeting on spy poisoning

United Nations (United States) (AFP) – Russia has asked for a UN Security Council meeting over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain, the country’s ambassador to the UN announced Wednesday.

Vassily Nebenzia said Russia was requesting a Thursday meeting at 1900 GMT over the British government’s implication of Moscow in the nerve agent attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia — involvement the Kremlin has angrily denied.