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A infografia mostra o número de diplomatas expulsos por país.
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POLÍTICA

Expulsão de diplomatas russos

March 27, 2018 - A expulsão de 139 diplomatas russos, ao estilo da Guerra Fria, faz parte de uma resposta global de duas dezenas de países ao alegado papel do Kremlin no uso de um agente de nervos em solo britânico.

The United States is expelling 60 Russians -- 48 are attached to Russian diplomatic missions while 12 work at the UN in New York. Washington has shut the Russian consulate in Seattle due to its proximity to a Trident nuclear submarine base and Boeing.

Moscow has already expelled 23 British diplomats in a tit-for-tat response to London’s expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats and their families on March 20. Moscow also closed the British consulate in St Petersburg and the British Council cultural body.

The RIA news agency quoted Russian senator Vladimir Dzhabarov as saying Moscow will dismiss at least 60 staff from U.S. diplomatic missions.

RIA also quoted an unnamed Foreign Ministry source as saying: “The response will be symmetrical. We will work on it in the coming days and will respond to every country in turn.”

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PUBLISHED: 28/03/2018; STORY: Graphic News; PICTURES: Associated Press
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