Russia to expel British diplomats in retaliation

Russia to expel British diplomats in retaliation

Russia to expel British diplomats in retaliation

Written by Keshala Dias

15 Mar, 2018 | 5:20 pm

Russia will soon expel British diplomats in retaliation for Britain’s decision to kick out 23 Russian envoys over a chemical attack on a former Russian double agent, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Thursday.

Lavrov told Russian media the expulsions would “definitely” happen.

Earlier this week, UK Premier Theresa May said it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible for the attack on former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

May warned that her government will not tolerate such acts of murder. Hence, she asked Vladimir Putin’s administration to explain how a former spy was poisoned in Salisbury.

As Russia failed to explain, PM May expelled 23 Russian diplomats on Wednesday (March 14).

However, Russia denies the allegations and described the UK’s position as irresponsible and not backed up by evidence.


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