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Russia expels 23 UK diplomats over Skripal spat
March 18, 2018 | 2:20 PM
by Times Tv
 
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Moscow: Russia is expelling 23 British diplomats as ties continue to worsen after Sergei Skripal and his daughter were targeted with a nerve agent on UK soil.

The move comes in retaliation for Britain's decision to kick out 23 Russians, who Prime Minister Theresa May says were spies working under diplomatic cover. Those named by Moscow must leave within a week.

After summoning UK's ambassador, the Kremlin has also decided to close the British council- a body aimed at promoting cultural ties.


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