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U.S., Allies Expel More Than 100 Russian Envoys for U.K. Attack

  • Moves are the most aggressive by U.S. in Trump’s presidency
  • U.K.’s May says Kremlin’s actions ‘spectacularly backfired’
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How Will the Kremlin React to Trump Expelling Russian Diplomats?

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President Donald Trump ordered 60 Russian diplomats the U.S. considers spies to leave the country and closed Russia’s consulate in Seattle in response to the nerve-agent attack on a former Russian spy in the U.K., as European allies and Canada took similar measures.

It’s the largest such expulsion in U.S. history. Worldwide, more than 100 Russian diplomats were sent home in a concerted effort to demonstrate NATO and European resolve to punish President Vladimir Putin’s government for the U.K. attack.