New Zealand banned the entry of Russian diplomats, expelled by Western countries in response to the poisoning Skripal

New Zealand banned the entry of Russian diplomats, who worked undercover in other States and were deported from there after the poisoning of Sergey and Yulia Skrobala. This was announced by the Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, according to Reuters.

She stated that the names of the expelled diplomats will be placed in the list of persons banned from entering the country.

27 Mar Ardern said New Zealand wanted to expel Russian spies in response to the poisoning Skripal and his daughter, but was unable to find them.

Some of new Zealand’s policy in response criticized the Prime Minister. According to them, Ardern gave a too weak response to Russia’s actions and has jeopardized the relationship of New Zealand with the Western allies.

4 March 2018 66-year-old Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter Yulia was hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning in British Salisbury.

The investigation revealed that during the attack was used that was developed in Russia, a nerve agent, Novichok. Prime Minister Theresa may has demanded from the Kremlin to explain what had happened until the evening of March 13, otherwise London would take an incident of unlawful use of force by Russia against great Britain.

The UK position was supported by the government of France, USA, Germany, Australia and other countries.

Moscow has refused to answer the ultimatum of London, and demanded to give her samples of the substance that poisoned Skrobala.

March 14, the British authorities announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats 23, and the suspension of the planned bilateral contacts with Russia. March 17, Russia declared a persona non grata 23 British diplomats.

After Britain the Russian diplomats sent to about 30 countries. A number of countries have withdrawn from Russia their ambassadors for consultations.

NATO also withdraws the accreditation of seven Russian representatives to the Alliance.




New Zealand banned the entry of Russian diplomats, expelled by Western countries in response to the poisoning Skripal 29.03.2018

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