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The Russian foreign Ministry has declared persona non grata 23 diplomatic staff of the British Embassy. They must within a week to leave the country. This is stated in the message published on the website of the Department.
“Declared persona non grata and sent out in week 23 of the diplomatic officials of the British Embassy in Moscow”, — stated in the message.
In addition, the discontinued operations of the British Council in Russia in connection with “unresolved” status.
14 March, Prime Minister Theresa may announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23. She has formally accused Moscow of attempted murder of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia, and also announced the suspension of all bilateral contacts with Russia.
The Russian foreign Ministry actions of London called information and political shows. It was also stated that Moscow intends to send from Russia British diplomats in response to the actions of the UK.
Skripal and his daughter Julia was found unconscious on the street in early March. They were poisoned with nerve agent.
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