The Trump administration and its allies around the world expelled hundreds of Russian diplomats earlier this week after a former double agent was poisoned in the UK by operatives thought to be working for the Kremlin.
Now Russia is striking back.
On Thursday, the Kremlin said it would expel 150 Western diplomats — including 60 American officials — and close the US Consulate in St. Petersburg. Top State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert said removing 60 US diplomats from Russia was “not justified,” noting it was not a “tit for tat” action.
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