NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said that the Alliance sends seven Russian diplomats and three denies accreditation.
Therefore, the representation of Russia in NATO will be reduced from 30 to 20 people.
The Russian foreign Ministry said that Moscow will respond to NATO’s decision to reduce staff of the Russian permanent representative.
Previously, the expulsion of Russian diplomats in connection with an attack in the UK on a former GRU officer Sergei Skripal announced 25 countries.
In total, from Europe and North America, and from Australia will be sent about 150 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.
The Minister of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said: the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats proved that among European countries there are few independent players. He argues that these steps have been taken under US pressure.
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