CANADA KICKS OUT DIPLOMATS OVER POISONING OF EX-RUSSIAN SPY
Mar 26, 2018
By Bob Komsic
The Trudeau government is expelling four Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-Russian spy and his daughter in Britain on March 4.
Canada, the U.S., Ukraine and 15 European countries are expelling over 100 Russian diplomats, who are accused of working as spies.
Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland says the four have been identified as intelligence officers or individuals, who’ve used their diplomatic status to ”undermine Canada’s security or interfere in our democracy.”
Three applications by the Russian government for additional diplomatic staff are being denied.
Moscow’s denied the allegation it was responsible for the nerve agent attack and vows to retaliate.
A spokesperson for President Vladimir Putin says the Kremlin will proceed with the ”principle of reciprocity” while mulling over its response.