NATO expelled eight Russian diplomats for alleged “hostile activities”

On Wednesday, NATO announced the expulsion of eight diplomats from the Russian mission from the alliance for alleged links to “hostile activities” such as assassinations and espionage.

The organization, which has indicated that two positions in the Russian mission will also be deleted, has indicated that diplomats will lose their accreditation and will have to leave Brussels before the end of October, according to information from the Sky News chain.

NATO expelled eight Russian diplomats for alleged “hostile activities”
NATO expelled eight Russian diplomats for alleged “hostile activities”

This will reduce the scope of the Russian mission to NATO from 20 to 10 members. The Russian side has so far refused to comment on the information.

In March 2018, the Atlantic Alliance expelled seven Russian diplomats and withdrew credentials from three others awaiting a response, reducing the number of members on the Russian mission from 30 to 20. The measure was taken in response to the poisoning of former spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in the city of Salisbury, United Kingdom.

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