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Russia to close American consulate and sends sixty American diplomats back

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Moscow to close the Us consulate in St.-Petersburg and points sixty American diplomats the door. The measure is Thursday, announced by Sergey Lavrov, the Russian minister of Foreign Affairs.

The decision is a retaliatory action by the Russians on the expulsion of several Russian diplomats from western countries. They did that out of solidarity with Britain, which Moscow suspects the Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter to have been poisoned.

The United States being sixty Russian diplomats.

’Similar reaction’

Lavrov announced Thursday a ‘similar response’ in respect of all the European countries that the accreditation of Russian diplomats have withdrawn.

‘What for the other countries, mirroring, we come to the number of Russian diplomatic staff that the service will leave.’ Our country put one Russian diplomat out of the country. Probably should soon, therefore, also one Belgian diplomat in Russia to leave the country.

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