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Report: Russia to expel Canadians in NATO response

Report: Russia to expel Canadians in NATO response

Russia's Interfax news agency says Russia will expel two Canadian diplomats in retaliation for NATO's recent expulsion of two Russian envoys from the alliance's headquarters in Brussels.
Citing an unnamed Foreign Ministry official, Interfax says the director of the NATO Information Office in Moscow and a colleague were likely to be expelled. The official said Tuesday both are attaches with the Canadian Embassy.
NATO last week announced it would revoke the accreditation of two members of Russia's mission to NATO allegedly over a spy scandal dating back to February.
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Monday withdrew from a Russia-NATO council meeting scheduled for late May in protest at the "provocative" move.


Updated : 2021-05-18 12:02 GMT+08:00