Zakharova said that Russia intends to send more than 50 British diplomats

Russia intends to send more than 50 British diplomats told TASS on 31 March the speaker of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

In her words, «the difference between the number of Russian and British diplomats – more than 50 people». She added that such a decision is taken as the mirror measures in response to Britain’s decision to expel members of the Russian diplomatic missions.

Britain should take a month to reduce the staff of their diplomatic missions in Russia in retaliation for the expulsion by London of Russian diplomats, announced on March 30 the Russian foreign Ministry.

4 March 2018 66-year-old former Russian spy Sergei 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.

Zakharova said that Russia intends to send more than 50 British diplomats 31.03.2018

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