Nato has expelled seven Russian diplomats over the Salisbury nerve agent attack, the organisation’s secretary general has announced.
Accreditation requests for three other Moscow officials have also been rejected to “send a clear message to Russia”, said Jens Stoltenberg, in the latest wave of global condemnation over the poisoning of Sergei Skripal.
He said the move was intended the show Vladimir Putin’s regime “that there are costs and consequences for its unacceptable and dangerous pattern of behaviour”.
It also follows “Russia’s lack of constructive response to what happened in Salisbury”, Mr Stoltenberg added.
The decision reduces the size of the Russian mission on …read more