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Russia to expel 23 British diplomats and close consulate in St. Petersburg in escalating row over poisoning of ex-spy

Russia to expel 23 British diplomats and close consulate in St. Petersburg in escalating row over poisoning of ex-spy

The move comes three days after British Prime Minister Theresa May announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of 66-year-old Sergei Skripal and his 33-year-old daughter, Yulia.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement that the “23 diplomatic personnel from the British Embassy in Moscow have been declared persona non grata.”
This is a developing story. It will be updated.

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