US President Donald Trump has ordered the expulsion of 60 Russian diplomats over the ex-spy poisoning case in the UK. According to Reuters, the US will also order the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle.
Germany has also taken a similar step with the country’s foreign ministry confirming that it will expel four Russian diplomats.
Reports say some other European countries are planning to follow suit.
The mass expulsion comes after EU leaders last week agreed it was highly likely Russia was behind the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy, Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, in Salisbury, UK.