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Russia boots out 60 US diplomats and shuts Saint Petersburg consulate

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    Russia boots out 60 US diplomats and shuts consulate as UN chief warns of a new Cold War

    The 58 envoys in Moscow and two in Yekaterinburg must leave by April 5 - while the US consulate in St Petersburg will be shut down

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    Saint Petersburg consulate


    Russia booted out 60 US diplomats tonight as the head of the UN warned of a new Cold War.

    The 58 envoys in Moscow and two in Yekaterinburg must leave by April 5 - while the US consulate in St Petersburg will be shut down.

    The Kremlin’s move was the first retaliation for 60 Russian diplomats being thrown out of the US this week.

    Twenty-four other nations joined the biggest mass expulsion of Russians in history by Britain’s allies, who united in condemnation of the nerve agent attack on ex-spy Sergei Skripal .

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned of more expulsions to come, saying: "The measures would be reciprocal.”


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    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Russian-US relations were deteriorating into a situation "similar, to a large extent, to what we lived during the Cold War” (Image: Getty)

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    Russian President Vladimir Putin (Image: REX/Shutterstock)

    Tonight UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Russian-US relations were deteriorating into a situation "similar, to a large extent, to what we lived during the Cold War”.

    He added: "During the Cold War there were mechanisms of communication and control to avoid the escalation of incidents, to make sure that things would not get out of control when tensions would rise.

    "Those mechanisms have been dismantled.

    "I do believe that mechanisms of this sort are necessary again."

    Meanwhile the daughter of poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal is now reportedly conscious and talking - raising questions over whether she will reveal who was behind administering the deadly nerve agent.


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    Meanwhile the daughter of poisoned ex-spy Sergei Skripal is now reportedly conscious (Image: Getty)

    Yulia Skripal is no longer in a critical condition and is improving at such a rapid speed that just a few hours later she woke up, according to the Salisbury NHS Trust.

    But it is still not clear what the long term damage to her health will be.

    It was previously feared she may never recover from the nerve agent attack earlier this month.

    The 33-year-old is still is in need of round-the-clock care at Salisbury District Hospital but has "responded well to treatment", medics said.

    The condition of her dad Sergei, 66, remains critical but stable following the attack in Salisbury on March 4 - which has sparked a major row between Britain and Russia.



    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/politics/russia-boots-out-60-diplomats-12274980
     
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  2. war&peace

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  3. Hamartia Antidote

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    60 for 60. Not unexpected.
     
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    Congratulations, we did it almost 40 years ago and it's going well

    Russia just shut nest of spies.
     
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    Surprising only US diplomats, what about europeans?
     
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    Pakistan should do it as well...we have a pretty large embassy, we need that space..
     
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    Need to keep some of those sexy spies of theirs. Like Red Sparrow.
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    does she have the courage?
     
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    Well Pakistan will need to muster up but it will only reciprocate...Trump may announce ban on Pakistanis and that should be used a tipping point: an excuse to expel these spies.
     
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    Boot out the list of US poodles
     
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    the leaders all have their wealth outside...they ain't gonna do this...
     
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    When is Pakistan going to kick out the enemy?
     
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    Well elections are on the horizon and so let's hope true reps of the people come into power.