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Media: Israel expels Russian diplomats

As of Tuesday morning, March 27, the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Israel has not commented on the expulsion of Russian diplomats from European countries, USA and Canada.

The Israeli foreign Ministry did not make any statements about whether Jerusalem, to take such action in connection with the investigation in Britain of the case of poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.

The publication Times of Israel, citing a source in the Russian Embassy in tel Aviv says that Israel is seeking to take a neutral stance in this conflict, following the example of countries such as China, Brazil and India. At this stage, Israel does not send the Russian diplomats.

The government of Israel is interested in the continuity of the contacts with the leadership of the Russian Federation, including the fact that the Russian military action in neighboring Syria. The IDF holds regular consultations with the General staff of the armed forces, in accordance with the agreement on coordination of actions.

Media reported that the US or other powerful Western countries put pressure on Israel in this matter. Although the UK expressed dissatisfaction with the wording of the official statements of the Israeli foreign Ministry on «case Skripal». Without mentioning Russia, the Israeli foreign Ministry said literally the following: «Israel strongly condemns the incident in the UK. We hope that the international community will find ways to prevent a recurrence in the future.» Although Prime Minister Theresa may and foreign Minister Boris Johnson appealed to the Israeli government led by Benjamin Netanyahu with a request to condemn the poisoning Sergei Skripal and to Express unequivocal condemnation against Russia. While Israel was given the results of the investigation of the assassination Skripal, who, in the opinion of London, suggests that Russia used the nerve gas. The British government are convinced that Russia has cynically violated international law.

As reported March 26, the 15 countries of the European Union and also the USA, Canada, Albania 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.

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Media: Israel expels Russian diplomats 27.03.2018

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