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The Minister of foreign Affairs of great Britain, Boris Johnson thought the sanctions, which Moscow has used against London is futile. About this he wrote in a column for the Sun.
“These measures will be useless punishment only for ordinary Russians, depriving them harmless opportunities to learn English and to apply for UK visa” — so Johnson commented on the decision of the Russian side 23 to expel a British diplomat and the closure of the British Council. According to the Minister, currently Russia was in isolation.
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.
The reason for the international scandal was the poisoning of a former intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter. According to the British side, at the crime scene were found traces of a substance family are “Beginner”, supposedly developed by the USSR for military purposes. Russia denies the charges.
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