The Russian foreign Ministry has demanded from London to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia

Britain should take a month to reduce the staff of their diplomatic missions in Russia in retaliation for the expulsion of the Russian diplomats in London. This was reported today the Ministry of foreign Affairs (MFA) of Russia.

To inform London, the Russian foreign Ministry invited the British Ambassador Laurie Bristow.

«The Ambassador was informed that in response, the British side, in a month must by appropriate reductions in their staff to bring the total number of employees of the British Embassy in Moscow and consulates-General in Russia, in accordance with the number of Russian diplomats and administrative and technical employees who are on extended business trips in the UK», – said the Russian Ministry.

The Russian foreign Ministry also expressed its readiness»in the interests of establishing the truth» to cooperate with Britain in investigating the poisoning of ex-Russian intelligence officer, which caused diplomatic scandal.

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 authorities of 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 other countries, including the United States and Ukraine.

On March 30, Russia announced the expulsion of diplomats from Australia, Albania, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Canada, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Ukraine, Finland, France, Croatia, Czech Republic, Sweden and Estonia.

The Russian foreign Ministry has demanded from London to reduce its diplomatic staff in Russia 31.03.2018

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