Australia joined the US, Canada and European countries, announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats in connection with an attack in the UK on a former GRU officer Sergei Skripal.
The Prime Minister of Australia Malcolm Turnbull called the attack on Skripal «an attack on us all» and announced the expulsion of two Russian diplomats suspected of being «secret agents».
As reported March 26, the 16 countries of the European Union and also the USA, Canada, Albania, Macedonia, Norway and Ukraine announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats, it is connected with the investigation of the case of poisoning Sergei Skripal in the UK. Moreover, the foreign Ministers of Germany and France announced the decision, while in Israel.
In total, from Europe and North America will be sent to more than a hundred diplomats suspected of espionage. The British Prime Minister, Theresa may, thanked the countries that decide to support London and «to protect the established world order.»
Russia, apparently, plans to «symmetric» measures. British diplomats have been expelled from Moscow.
This conflict can lead to failure of the holding in Russia of world football championship, to be held this summer.