About 20 countries intend to expel Russian diplomats over Skripal case

About 20 countries intend to expel Russian diplomats over Skripal case
Sergei Skripal

About 20 countries intend to expel employees of Russian embassies over the case of Skripal, The Times reports.

“The unprecedented coordinated round of expulsions will begin on Monday [March 26] with the recall of the European Union ambassador in Moscow for four weeks,” the publication writes.

The corresponding decision was made at the EU summit in Brussels on March 22. Back then, British Prime Minister Teresa May once again accused the Russian Federation of involvement in the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. Lithuania, Ireland, France, and Germany agreed to follow the example of London in expelling Russian diplomats.

According to the publication, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Bulgaria, Denmark, Estonia, and Latvia are also ready to expel employees of Russian diplomatic missions. The publication does not mention other countries from the list. The US are also considering such a move, but “have not yet decided on the measures against Moscow.”

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