Russia expels US and Polish diplomats over sanctions
19 April 2021 | 6:54 am
Moscow is ousting 10 US and three Polish diplomats in direct response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from both countries. Other moves included sanctions on US officials and a crackdown on US NGOs.
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