Russia will send 50 British diplomats and Embassy staff

MOSCOW, 31 Mar — RIA Novosti. More than 50 diplomats and employees of Embassy of great Britain in Russia will have to return home to number of British diplomats in Russia and Russian in Britain were equal, wrote on his page on Facebook, the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

She reminded that earlier the 23 London expelled Russian diplomat. Moscow responded to the expulsion of the same number of British diplomats.

“London has campaigned for the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the EU and several other countries. In Moscow said: “In response, the British side, in a month must by appropriate reductions in their staff to bring the total number of employees of the British Embassy in Moscow and consulates-General in Russia, in accordance with the number of Russian diplomats and administrative and technical employees who are on extended business trips in the UK.” In other words, the proposed parity. The difference between the strength of more than 50 people in favour of the British side,” — said Zakharov.

This week a number of EU countries, USA, Canada, Norway, Ukraine and some others took the decision to expel Russian diplomats in connection with an incident in Salisbury, where on March 4, was poisoned by a British spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Julia.

The British side claims that the poisoning Skrobala substance A234 involved in the Russian government, Moscow denies this and is already taking retaliatory measures.
The expulsion of Russian diplomats and reciprocal steps