Portugal withdraws its ambassadors from Russia for consultations

Portugal withdraws its Ambassador to Russia for consultations, said the country’s President, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, reported local TV channel RTP.

Di Sousa called the decision «very clear signal» of Russia.

Today, the «European Pravda» wrote that only four countries of the European Union not to punish Russia over the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the UK, Austria, Cyprus, Greece and Slovenia.

In Austria and Slovenia stressed that it was not going to expel Russian diplomats.

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.

Portugal withdraws its ambassadors from Russia for consultations 28.03.2018

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