Russia expells 60 US diplomats, thereof 2 from consulate in Yekaterinburg

Russia expells 60 diplomats from the US, after the expulsion of its own diplomats over the poisoning of the former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Britain. Russia denies any responsibility, also inside of EU, UK and Germany the divisions are deep over the case.

Foreign Minister Lavrov said Moscow would also retaliate to the US’s decision to shut the Russian consulate in Seattle by closing the US consulate in St. Petersburg.

58 US diplomats from the US embassy in Moscow and two from the US consulate in Yekaterinburg must leave Russia by April 5, the US must leave the consulate in St. Petersburg no later than Saturday.

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