Russia halts activities of British Council: Foreign ministry

AFP , Saturday 17 Mar 2018

British Embassy Moscow
A Russian policeman walks outside the British embassy in Moscow, Russia, March 17, 2018. REUTERS

Russia said Saturday it was halting the activities of the British Council across the country in response to Britain's measures over the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter.

"Due to the unregulated status of the British Council in Russia, its activity is halted," the foreign ministry said in a statement referring to Britain's international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.

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