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Russia closes Consulate General of the USA in St.-Petersburg and sends 60 diplomats

Thursday, March 29, the head of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Russia Sergey Lavrov said that in retaliation against the United States will close its Consulate General in St.-Petersburg and sent 60 American diplomats.

«At this moment, the U.S. Ambassador to Russia John huntsman invited to our Ministry, where my Deputy Sergei Ryabkov expounds to him the contents of retaliatory measures against the U.S., he said. They include the expulsion of a similar number of diplomats and our decision to withdraw its consent to the functioning of the Consulate General in St. Petersburg», — TASS quoted the Russian foreign Minister.

Amid an international scandal that erupted after the poisoning in Salisbury double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, more than twenty countries of Europe and the United States and Canada announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats. A third will reduce the number of employees of the Russian mission to NATO.

The Kremlin is convinced that the massive expulsion of Russian diplomats are the United States.

Note that the Israeli foreign Ministry has not commented on the expulsion of diplomats from European countries. And not made any statements about whether Jerusalem, to take such measures.

Russia closes Consulate General of the USA in St.-Petersburg and sends 60 diplomats 30.03.2018

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