Mar 17, 2018 - World

Russia expelling 23 British diplomats

Russia on Saturday said it’s expelling 23 British diplomats from Moscow within a week and will close the British Council in Russia, which advances cultural ties between the countries, the BBC reports.

Why it matters: This further escalates a diplomatic strife and standoff that erupted after former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter were poisoned with a nerve agent on British soil.

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