Russia strikes back, to expel 150 diplomats

Russia strikes back, to expel 150 diplomats
US Embassy in Moscow.

Moscow - 58 diplomats in Moscow and two general consulate officials in Yekaterinburg were persona non grata.


Published: Sat 31 Mar 2018, 9:34 PM

Russia's foreign minister said on Thursday that Moscow will expel the same number of diplomats from the nations that have expelled Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy in Britain.
Sergey Lavrov said US Ambassador Jon Huntsman had been summoned to the Foreign Ministry where he was given notice that Russia is responding quid pro quo to the US decision to oust 60 Russian diplomats. European countries had expelled more than 100 Russians. Lavrov said these nations could also expect a tit-for-tat response from Moscow.

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