March 6, 2018 / 3:21 PM / 12 days ago

Russia calls British minister's comments on spy incident 'wild' - Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Tuesday that British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson’s comments about a mysterious illness that has struck down a Russian former double agent were “wild,” the Interfax news agency reported.

FILE PHOTO - Spokeswoman of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova attends a news briefing in Moscow, Russia, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Johnson said earlier on Tuesday it would be difficult to see how UK representation could go to the World Cup in Russia in a normal way if the Kremlin was behind the illness that has struck down Sergei Skripal.

Reporting by Maxim Rodionov; Writing by Andrew Osborn; Editing by Christian Lowe

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