Five EU countries are ready to expel Russian diplomats
France, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania backed London.
The possibility of Russian diplomats expulsion amid a scandal around the poisoning of former GRU officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British Salisbury is at stake for five EU countries.
The Guardian newspaper writes that after the EU summit, which took place in Brussels on 22 March, the leaders of European Union countries agree with the arguments of the British Prime Minister and believe that Moscow is involved in the poisoning in Salisbury. France, Poland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania backed London.
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš confirms the possible expulsion of Russian diplomats following the results of the EU summit.
It was reported that the European Union summit decided to recall the EU Ambassador to the Russian Federation. According to Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte, "EU Ambassador to the Russian Federation recall for consultations in Brussels" out of the Skripal’s poisoning.
Recall, March 4, Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia had been hospitalized due to poisoning with nerve agent in Salisbury. Now they are in coma.
London laid the responsibility for the attack on Russia and sent 23 Russian diplomats. Russia stroke back in kind. The Russian Federation shut down the British Council, promoting British culture and education in Russia.
Now Britain is freezing all planned contacts with Russia at the highest level. In addition to the expulsion of diplomats, London will review sanctions against Russia.