Russia: Response to expulsions will be in kind

Moscow has stated it will suitably respond to the mass expulsions of Russian diplomats by West in kind after assessing the scale of hostility in Washington and also in London before it decides on the course to retaliate.

More than 100 Russian diplomats are being expelled from many Western nations which marks the largest expulsion of Russian diplomats since the end of Cold War. The whole row began with the poisoning of spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the English city of Salisbury with a military grade nerve agent Novichok of the Soviet era. The expulsions began with a tough Britain response which later snowballed into a mass West rebuke for Moscow, as many friendly governments also expelled the Russian diplomats.

The governments of Slovakia and Montenegro have reiterated that they will expel a Russian diplomat even though both share a cordial relation with Russia. The biggest diplomatic countermove has come from the US which in addition to the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats has also shut down Russian Consulate in Seattle.

Russia has denied the allegations and has stated that the West is spreading the rhetoric of Russophobia. Russia on its part has blamed Britain for the attack on Skripals and has asked Britain to furnish any evidence stating Russian involvement in the same.

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