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Poland is ready to expel Russian diplomats, - media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Warsaw is considering such an opportunity in connection with the Skripal’s "case"
12:52, 19 March 2018

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Poland is ready to impose sanctions on the Kremlin, in particular, it is about expelling Russian diplomats. This was reported by Gazeta Prawna with reference to its sources in the Polish government.

According to the report, the Polish government is considering such steps as a sign of solidarity with the actions of Great Britain after the murder of the former Russian intelligence officer, Sergei Skripal.

Earlier, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Moravecki spoke with British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The poisoning of Skripal will also be at the epicenter of today's meeting of the Polish Prime Minister with Angela Merkel, who on Monday, March 19, will visit Warsaw. Much will depend on the decisions that will be taken today at a meeting of the FAC - Foreign Affairs Council of the European Union, in which Polish Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz will participate.   

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As agency’s interlocutors noted, for the Polish government, the best scenario is joint action against the Russian Federation at the EU level. However, if the desired result cannot be achieved, Poland is ready to independently impose sanctions against Russia, within the framework of concerted actions with other EU and NATO countries.

It is also noted that Poland has twice expelled Russian diplomats - in 2000 (nine diplomats) and in 2014 (four spies).

As it was reported earlier Britain decided to expel 23 Russian diplomats to the incident in Salisbury. Russian diplomats had a week to leave Great Britain. Besides, Britain will tighten control at the customs and check of private planes for the same reason.

Sergey Skripal, a former Russian military intelligence officer, and his daughter were poisoned in British Salisbury. Britain believes, that he was poisoned by Andrey Lugovoy, Duma deputy, who acted under the order of Russia’s government. 

Related: Expulsion of British diplomats from Russia doesn't change London's position on Skripal case

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