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The Ministry of foreign Affairs of great Britain has called the Russian decision to expel British diplomats expected move, reports Reuters.
“We waited for an answer of the kind”, — quotes Agency the statement of the British foreign Minister.
The Ministry added that next week the Council of national security of the United Kingdom will decide what steps to take in the future.
The Russian foreign Ministry on March 17 declared persona non grata by the 23 diplomatic employee of Embassy of great Britain, they must leave the country within a week.
This decision was followed after 14 March, British Prime Minister Theresa may announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23. Mae has formally accused Moscow of attempted murder of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.
Skripal, who was granted asylum in the UK, and his daughter was found unconscious in the street in Salisbury in early March. Poisoned them with nerve substance. London argues that the substance developed in Russia. Moscow rejects accusations of involvement in the attack.
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