Russia 'to expel 23 British diplomats' as political crisis deepens

Russia has announced it will expel 23 British diplomats and revoke permission for a British consulate in St Petersburg. The British ambassador was alerted to the expulsions on Saturday morning. The move is a response a similar expulsion by Britain, which has accused Russia of being behind the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in Salisbury earlier this month. Russia's ambassador to the UK, Alexander Yakovenko, said Britains response has been a "gross provocation"...

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