Belgium: NATO withdraws accreditation of 7 Russian diplomats — Stoltenberg

Stoltenberg announced the withdrawal of the accreditation of the seven staff of the Russian mission to NATO in response to the Skripal poisoning case, in a press statement from Brussels on Tuesday. The NATO secretary General also informed about the denial of the accreditation for three more requests saying that the maximum size of the Russian mission to NATO will be reduced to 10 people... Еще. Stoltenberg added that these measures will help to reduce capability of Russia to conduct intelligence work in the NATO countries. Nevertheless, the NATO chief stressed that NATO is still going to work towards «a meaningful political dialogue» with Russia. On March 14, the British government announced the expulsion of 23 Russian diplomats over the Skripal poisoning case, which the British government blames on Russia. On Monday, the US, Canada and several EU countries also ordered Russian diplomats to leave.

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