In tit-for-tat move Russia expels 150 EU, US diplomats

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The Russian government announced its decision to expel 150 diplomats of the European Union and the United States in a tit-for-tat response.

Earlier, the United Kingdom expelled a similar number of Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy case.

Russia’s Foreign Ministry held a Twitter poll to select which US consulate to shut down and then it ordered the closure of the consulate in St Petersburg.