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Media captionThe foreign secretary tells Today that the EU should match US sanctions against Russia

Europe should enforce farther sanctions on Russia in response to its “malign” behaviour around the world, Jeremy Hunt will say on his first visit to the US as foreign secretary this week.

He will call on the EU to replicate Washington's “comprehensive” response to the Salisbury nerve agent attack.

The US is set to ban Russian exports of security-sensitive goods following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal.

Europe must engage with Russia but be “blunt” about its actions, he will say.

Labour warned against new sanctions which it said would “further ratchet up international tensions”.

The Skripals were poisoned in Salisbury, Wiltshire, in March. The British government has accused Russia of being behind the attack, but Moscow denies involvement.

In June, two people in nearby Amesbury fell ill after being exposed to the same nerve agent, Novichok. One of them – Dawn Sturgess, 44 – afterwards died.

Murder inquiry after Novichok woman succumbs Russian spy: What happened to the Skripals ? Russia faces US sanctions over poisoning UK to expel 23 Russian envoys Media captionNewsnight: The night the Skripals were admitted to hospital USA and Russia: What are sanctions ? Image caption Police have launched a slaying investigation after the death of Dawn Sturgess following her exposure to Novichok