MOSCOW – Russia will put short-term 23 British diplomats out of the country. The British ambassador Laurie Bristow was Saturday morning summoned by the Russian ministry of Foreign Affairs in Moscow and received there, the measure to hear.
Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov
The diplomats get from Russia a week to leave the country. Further, the planned opening of a British consulate in St. Petersburg for the time being not by.
The expulsion of the diplomats is a retaliation for the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats from Britain. They were last Thursday on the orders of the British prime minister, Theresa May turned off.
The reason for the diplomatic conflict is the poisoning of former _djj.home.sapo Sergei Skripal and his daughter. The two were march 4, found unconscious on a bench in the English city of Salisbury. It soon became clear that nerve gas was used and that it is an attack went.
London accuses Russia of involvement, but Moscow denies this. According to Moscow, can the British the allegations that Russia has no evidence of rods.
The Kremlin called the decision of London to diplomats from “irresponsible.” A spokesman said that everything indicates that Great Britain Russia provoking.