Posts tagged as Russian diplomats

Russia accuses US of ‘expulsion blackmail’

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Russia has accused Washington of pressuring nations to carry out a mass expulsion of its diplomats in response to a nerve agent attack in the UK. Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov accused the US of “colossal blackmail” and said there were “few independent countries” left in modern Europe. The expulsion of 140 Russians by 25 nations is thought to be the largest in history. Russian ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter…

Russia Ambassadors Reportedly Summoned In Poland, Baltics

Monday, March 26, 2018

The Russian ambassadors to Poland and the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been summoned to meetings at those countries’ foreign ministries, Russian news agencies report. The reports on March 26, which cited various named and unnamed Russian diplomats, did not say whether reasons were given for the summonses. They came amid signs that several European Union countries are preparing to expel Russian diplomats in response to the…