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Russia–United Kingdom relations

In response to the UK's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats following the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the Russian Federation expels 23 British diplomats, closes the British Council in Russia and closes the Consulate-General of the United Kingdom in Saint Petersburg.

It also closes the British Council in Russia - amid tensions over the nerve agent attack on an ex-spy.

  1. BBC
Russia to expel 23 UK diplomats in spy row

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