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NATO expels 7 staff from Russian mission, denies accreditation to 3 more

Source : 112 Ukraine

NATO Secretary General announced measures in response to the poisoning of a former Russian spy in Britain's
21:27, 27 March 2018

AFP

The maximum size of the Russian mission to NATO would be reduced to 20 employees, expelling 7 staff and denying the pending accreditation to 3 more. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg announced that during a news conference in Brussels held on Tuesday.

Stoltenberg says "we will continue to work for meaningful dialogue" with Russia but the measure announced Tuesday "send a very clear message to Russia that it has costs."

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As we reported earlier, Belgium, the US, Canada and 18 EU countries reported on the expulsion of the Russian diplomats. Ukraine also joined the sanctions and claimed about the expulsion of 13 diplomats.

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A spokesman for the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that London's actions in the case of Sergey Skripal's poisoning are "unprecedented rudeness". 

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