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Asked about Putin’s comments that we should have known that Russia’s Constitution barred extradition, and therefore we were being foolish, the PMOS replied that, firstly, murder was anything but foolish and had to be taken very seriously. The evidence that we had put forward and the Russians were fully aware of was very serious, and therefore it should be responded to in a serious way. We await a formal Russian response.

Asked if the Prime Minister would discuss this with President Putin at the G8, the PMOS replied that it was general practice at G8s that the Prime Minister did talk with the Russian President. We assume that will be the case this time, and assume that if there is a discussion, they will cover all aspects of the relationship.

Put that the PMOS had said this morning that the Trident decision was based on an "uncertain world", and asked if Russia was considered under this heading when the White Paper was being put together, the PMOS replied that he was invited along this route the morning, and declined to do so again.

Asked to describe our relations with Russia, the PMOS replied that as he had said this morning, we wanted a constructive and stable relationship. But a constructive relationship meant one in which there was clarity and transparency both in politics and in economics. It was for Russia to choose.

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