Wallström calls Russian election "rigged"

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Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallström echoed the conclusions of Russia's political opposition on Monday, calling the results of its presidential election a foregone conclusion.

Putin's win was widely expected and members of the Russian opposition and independent monitors said the vote was marred by cases of fraud and ballot stuffing.

Wallström also fired back on Monday after a Russian official suggested over the weekend that Sweden could have been the country of origin for a nerve agent that poisoned an ex-Russian spy in southwest England on March 4.

Speaking to reporters in Brussels, Wallström called the suggestion "ridiculous and totally unfounded."

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