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Kremlin says Putin to decide on response to diplomat expulsions

Reuters , Monday 26 Mar 2018
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This combination of pictures created on March 26, 2018 shows Russian President Vladimir Putin(L) during his annual press conference in Moscow on December 17, 2015, and US President Donald Trump speaks about the spending bill during a press conference in the at the White House on March 23, 2018. (Source: AFP)
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Russia regrets the decision by Western governments to expel Russian diplomats over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent in Britain and Moscow's response will be based on the principle of reciprocity, the Kremlin spokesman said on Monday.

Dmitry Peskov told reporters President Vladimir Putin would make the final decision about how Russian responds to the expulsions, which were ordered over the nerve gas attack targeting former spy Sergei Skripal in the English city of Salisbury.

Russia denies Britain's charge that it was involved in the attack.

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