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Russia’s Circle of Friends Just Got Smaller in East Europe

  • Czechs expel 18 Russian embassy staff in unprecedented move
  • Accusations end era of split foreign policy in EU-NATO member
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Vladimir Putin may have lost one of his closest allies in Europe as politicians in the Czech Republic are finally uniting against Russia and calling for their partners to do the same.

By blaming Moscow for a deadly explosion and expelling 18 embassy staffers, leaders in Prague underscored escalating Western concern about Putin’s actions as the U.S. sanctions Russia for hacking and election interference, Russian troops mass on the Ukrainian border and the health of imprisoned dissident Alexey Navalny worsens.