Australia Expels 2 Russian Diplomats

Australia Expels 2 Russian Diplomats
A taxi in front of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, Monday, March 26, 2018. Russia's Ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev was summoned Monday to Poland's Foreign Ministry and said he will stay in Warsaw in the coming weeks, but "we will see" about other embassy employees.(AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Australia has announced it is expelling two Russian diplomats in response to the recent nerve agent attack on a former Russian military intelligence officer and his daughter in Britain.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said in a statement the two diplomats were undeclared intelligence officers and have been given seven days to leave Australia.

Turnbull slammed the attack as “the first offensive use of chemical weapons in Europe since World War II.”

He blamed it on the Russia government, calling it “reckless and deliberate” conduct that harms global security and violates rules against the use of chemical weapons.



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