Russia to expel diplomats, close U.S. consulate in retaliation

In retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal, Moscow will shut down the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg and expel the same number of diplomats that the UK, U.S. and other countries have kicked out, RFE/RL reports. Washington expelled 60 Russian diplomats and ordered the closure of the Russian Consulate in Seattle over the Skripal poisoning.


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