USA: State Dep. spokesperson condemns Russia for 'acting like a victim'

State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert said the United States reserved the right to respond in the widening diplomatic spat with Russia, at a press briefing in Washington D.C. on Thursday. «Russia should not be acting like a victim. The only victims in this situation are the two victims in the hospital in the UK right now,» said Nauert referring to Sergei and Yulia Skripal, victims of a... Еще nerve agent poisoning allegedly carried out by Russia. The spokesperson also read a statement from US Ambassador to Russia John Huntsman claiming the Kremlin was 'not interested in a dialogue'. Earlier, the Russian government announced the closure of the US consulate in St. Petersburg and declared 60 US diplomatic staff persona non grata, giving them 7 days to leave the country.

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