Russia expels diplomats in tit-for-tat action over Salisbury attack

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US consulate in St Petersburg to be closed and 60 American diplomats expelled in first wave of action, foreign minister says

Russia will close down the US consulate in St Petersburg and expel 60 American diplomats as it takes tit-for-tat measures against all the nations that have expelled Russian diplomats over the nerve agent attack in Salisbury, the foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has said.

More than 25 countries have announced plans to expel a total of more than 130 Russian diplomats in solidarity with the UK over what has been described as the first chemical weapons attack on European soil since the second world war.

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