60 U.S. Diplomats Are Expelled By Russia

Ngebray.com,- Russia said it’s expelling 60 U.S. diplomats and closing the American consulate in St. Petersburg and will retaliate in kind to other countries that ousted its envoys. This measures against the U.S. include the expulsion of the same number of Russian diplomats ordered out by President Trump. The measures came in a crisis over a nerve-agent attack on Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia that the U.K. government is blaming on Russia.

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Russia had vowed retaliation after the U.S., NATO and 25 allies expelled about 130 Russian diplomats. But the U.S. quickly dismissed the notion that Russia was entitled to take mirror-image action. Trump drew bipartisan praise in Washington for the expulsions days after he was criticized for congratulating Putin on his re-election in a phone call.