In the United States among other Russian diplomats sent a trade representative of Russia Alexander Stadnik. He said this «RIA Novosti» on March 30.
According to Stadnyk, it was not as much of a surprise «after blocking in September last year, the Russian trade mission in the United States.»
He added that «the news that he was in the United States persona non grata, came to him when he was in Moscow at the Collegium of the Ministry of economic development».
Stadnik also said that «this is a very provocative step by the American side in the direction of further degradation of relations between the two countries». At the same time, he said, «this does not mean that the Russian diplomats who remained in the United States and who now will be extremely difficult, minimized or weaken efforts to maintain the necessary relations of Russia and the USA».
The US President Donald trump on March 26, instructed to expel from the country 60 Russian diplomats and close the Consulate General of Russia in Seattle because of its proximity to the naval base of the United States.
Therefore, the States expressed support for the UK in connection with the poisoning in Salisbury, the former employee GRU of the Russian Federation Sergei Skripal and his daughter on March 4, was hospitalized with symptoms of poisoning.
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.
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.
By 29 March after Britain and the US, Russian diplomats sent to about 30 countries, including Ukraine. A number of States withdrew from Russia their ambassadors for consultations. NATO also withdraws the accreditation of seven Russian representatives to the Alliance.
Trade representative of Russia in the USA was in the list of expelled diplomats 30.03.2018