Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks as he visits Bristol on May 14, 2016 in Bristol, England.

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Conservative MP Boris Johnson speaks as he visits Bristol on May 14, 2016 in Bristol, England.

The Russian embassy in London has sent a request for a meeting of its envoy, Alexander Yakovenko, with British foreign minister Boris Johnson to discuss the investigation of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter poisoned in Salisbury, the RIA news agency reported on Saturday.

“We hope for a constructive response from the British side and are counting on such a meeting in the very nearest future,” the agency cited a spokesman for the Russian embassy saying.

The British Foreign Office confirmed it had received the request.

“We will be responding in due course,” a spokeswoman said.

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