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UK lashes out at Russia at UN rights body

AP  |  Geneva 

Britain's in has lashed out at Russia, denouncing its alleged violations of international law, its actions in war-torn Syria, its "deeply alarming" domestic situation and its "highly likely" role in the of a former in Britain.

Speaking at the UN's top body, said Russia's "reckless behaviour is an affront to all that this body stands for."

Referring to the of former and his daughter in England on March 4, Braithwaite told the Council on Wednesday that

"Either has deliberately flouted the rules-based international order, or it has lost control of its own "

has denied it is responsible for the Braithwaite also criticized Russia's "illegal annexation" of Crimea, its "continued undermining of Georgia's territorial integrity" and its role in Syria's conflict.

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First Published: Wed, March 14 2018. 21:40 IST