TIT-FOR-TAT: RUSSIA REPATRIATES 60 US DIPLOMATS, SHUTS DOWN US CONSULATE

Russia repatriates 60 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat move after the United States deported 60 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England on March 4.  The 60 diplomats were declared "persona non grata" for activities "incompatible with diplomatic status," and ordered to leave the country by April 5.
UK Prime minister Theresa May and Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russia repatriates 60 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat move after the United States deported 60 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England on March 4.
The 60 diplomats were declared "persona non grata" for activities "incompatible with diplomatic status," and ordered to leave the country by April 5.
Russia and the UK have expelled 23 diplomats each and Moscow has closed down a few British institutions in the country.
Russia is expected to expel some diplomats from Germany, France and stiffen on NATO as all three have already expelled Russian diplomats.

U.S PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP TO WITHDRAW US ARMY FROM SYRIA AGAINST PENTAGON'S DECISION NOT TO WITHRAW


Russia repatriates 60 US diplomats in a tit-for-tat move after the United States deported 60 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of former Russian double agent, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia Skripal in Salisbury, England on March 4.  The 60 diplomats were declared "persona non grata" for activities "incompatible with diplomatic status," and ordered to leave the country by April 5.
Sergei Skripal and Yulia Skripal
Sergei Skripal is reported still in critical condition but his daughter Yulia is believed to be stable.
The Skripals were found passed out on a bench in an outdoor shopping complex in Salisbury with no visible wounds according to the police.

The update on Yulia's condition comes a day after police said they believed the Skripals first came into contact with the Novichok nerve agent at Sergei apartment in Salisbury.
Police have identified the highest concentration of the nerve agent as being on the Skripals front door, London's Metropolitan Police said.

UK Prime Minister Theresa May directly accused Russia of being behind the attack

The Russia Federation kept to its word after warning the UK, US and their allies that Moscow will respond in kind to each and every country deporting Russian diplomats over the alleged military-grade Novichok nerve-agent poisoning of former Russia double agent and his daughter.
Russia has denied any involvement in the poisoning - no evidence has been made public about the attack that indicts Russia.

No comments:

Post a Comment