“News neutrality by unbiased coverage”
One News Page
> >

Calling for 'Parity,' Russia Expels More British Diplomats

Video Credit: Newsy Studio - Duration: 01:00s - Published < > Embed

Calling for 'Parity,' Russia Expels More British Diplomats

Calling for 'Parity,' Russia Expels More British Diplomats

The country has already expelled 23 diplomats from the U.K. and more than 100 from other countries.


Calling for 'Parity,' Russia Expels More British Diplomats

Russia has expelled even more British diplomats in an escalating row over accusations the Kremlin was behind a nerve agent attack in the U.K. After the U.K. ordered 23 Russian diplomats to leave the country, Russia responded by expelling 23 British diplomats.

Now, Russian officials say the two countries should have an equal number of diplomats in one another's territory.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zahkarova  told Reuters : "We asked for parity.

The Brits have 50 more diplomats than the Russians." According to Reuters, that means the U.K. will have to cut more than 50 diplomatic and technical staffers on top of the 23 diplomats who have already gone home.

Other countries also expelled Russian diplomats following Prime Minister Theresa May's assertion it was " highly likely " the Kremlin was involved in the poisoning of a former Soviet spy and his daughter.

Moscow has responded to those expulsions as well, ejecting 60 U.S. diplomats and another 59 diplomats from various countries.

Russian officials have denied any involvement in the attack.

You Might Like

Environmentally friendly: One News Page is hosted on servers powered solely by renewable energy
© 2018 One News Page Ltd. All Rights Reserved.
About us  |  Contact us  |  Disclaimer  |  Press Room  |  Terms & Conditions  |  Content Accreditation
 RSS  |  News for my Website  |  Free news search widget  |  Contact us  |  DMCA / Content Removal  |  Privacy & Data Protection Policy
How are we doing? Send us your feedback  |   LIKE us on Facebook   FOLLOW us on Twitter  •  FOLLOW us on Pinterest