Russia expelled 60 U.S. diplomats on Thursday and announced it would eject scores from other countries that have joined London and Washington in censuring Moscow over the poisoning of a spy.
Russia orders out 60 U.S. diplomats over spy poisoning affair
STEPANAKERT, MARCH 30, ARTSAKHPRESS:The U.S. ambassador was also ordered to shut the consulate in St Petersburg, in Russia’s retaliation for the biggest expulsion of diplomats since the Cold War.
The White House said Moscow’s decision marked a further deterioration in the U.S.-Russia relationship.
“Russia’s response was not unanticipated and the United States will deal with it,” the White House said in a statement without elaborating.