Media gather outside the Russian embassy in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 26, 2018. Photo: Reuters
LONDON: Following are diplomatic measures announced against Russia by the United States, Canada, Australia, several EU countries and Ukraine in response to the poisoning of a former Russian double agent with military-grade nerve agent in the English town of Salisbury. BRITAIN - Expelled 23 Russians alleged to have worked as spies under diplomatic cover. Promised to freeze any Russian state assets that "may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents". UNITED STATES - Expelling 60 Russians, including 12 intelligence officers from Russia's mission to U.N. headquarters in New York. Closing Russian consulate in Seattle. CANADA - Expelling four Russians alleged to have worked as spies or interfered in Canadian affairs under diplomatic cover. Denying three applications for Russian diplomatic staff. NATO - Expelling seven diplomats from Russia's mission and blocking appointment of three others. UKRAINE - Expelling 13 Russian diplomats FRANCE - Expelling four diplomats GERMANY - Expelling four diplomats POLAND - Expelling four diplomats LITHUANIA - Expelling three diplomats CZECH REPUBLIC - Expelling three diplomats ITALY - Expelling two diplomats AUSTRALIA - Expelling two diplomats NETHERLANDS - Expelling two diplomats SPAIN - Expelling two diplomats ALBANIA - Expelling two diplomats DENMARK - Expelling two diplomats HUNGARY - Expelling one diplomat IRELAND - Expelling one diplomat MACEDONIA - Expelling one diplomat SWEDEN - Expelling one diplomat NORWAY - Expelling one diplomat LATVIA - Expelling one diplomat ESTONIA - Expelling one diplomat FINLAND - Expelling one diplomat ROMANIA - Expelling one diplomat CROATIA - Expelling one diplomat MOLDOVA - Expelling three diplomats RUSSIAN RESPONSE: BRITAIN - Russia has expelled 23 British diplomats and closed the British consulate in St Petersburg and the British Council cultural body. OTHERS - Moscow will expel at least 60 staff from U.S. diplomatic missions in Russia, RIA news agency quoted Russian senator Vladimir Dzhabarov as saying. RIA also quoted an unnamed Foreign Ministry source as saying: "The response will be symmetrical. We will work on it in the coming days and will respond to every country in turn." READ ALSO: