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FILE PHOTO: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov speaks during a joint news conference following a meeting with his German counterpart Heiko Maas in Moscow, Russia May 10, 2018. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin/File Photo

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MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused Britain on Tuesday of trying to impose its own policies on Russia on the European Union and the United States, the RIA news agency reported.

Lavrov was responding to an initiative by foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, who is due to tell an audience in Washington later on Tuesday that London wants the EU, which it is in the process of leaving, to increase sanctions on Moscow.

RIA cited Lavrov as saying Britain had too high an opinion of itself.

(Reporting by Vladimir Soldatkin and Tom Balmforth; Editing by Andrew Osborn)

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