France to expel four Russians with diplomatic status

Statement by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs

Paris, 26 March 2018

Following the conclusions of the European Council of 22 and 23 March, considering that the Salisbury attack constitutes a serious threat to our collective security and to international law, recalling that the European Council agreed that no other plausible explanation exists than that the Russian Federation is responsible, and in solidarity with our British partners, we have today informed the Russian authorities of our decision to expel four Russian members of staff with diplomatic status from French territory, within one week./.

Dernière modification : 26/03/2018

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