16 Jul 2020

Russia accused of trying to steal UK coronavirus vaccine research

Political Editor

Russian spies have been targeting organisations which are trying to develop a coronavirus vaccine in an effort to steal their research, according to security services in the UK, the United States and Canada.

Russia insists it had “nothing at all” to do with it.

At the same time, the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab has said ‘Russian actors’ almost certainly tried to interfere in the UK’s 2019 general election.