April 1, 2018 / 1:24 PM / 8 months ago

Factbox: Diplomatic moves against and by Russia after nerve gas attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Following are diplomatic measures announced against Russia by Britain, the United States and others after the poisoning of a former Russian double agent with military-grade nerve agent in the English town of Salisbury.

The Ilyushin Il-96 aircraft, transporting expelled Russian diplomats and their family members from the U.S., is seen shortly after landing at Vnukovo airport outside Moscow, Russia April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on March 29 Moscow’s response would be “symmetrical” referring to the number of diplomats Russia will expel.

BRITAIN - Expelled 23 Russians alleged to have worked as spies under diplomatic cover. Promised to freeze any Russian state assets that “may be used to threaten the life or property of UK nationals or residents”.

Russia expelled 23 British diplomats in response and closed the British consulate in St Petersburg and the British Council cultural body.

Moscow told Britain on Saturday it must cut “a little over 50” more of its diplomatic and technical staff on top of the 23 diplomats who have already gone , to cut Britain’s contingent to the same size as the Russian mission in Britain.

UNITED STATES - Expelling 60 Russians, including 12 intelligence officers from Russia’s mission to U.N. headquarters in New York. Closing Russian consulate in Seattle.

Moscow will expel at least 60 staff from U.S. diplomatic missions in Russia.

CANADA - Expelling four Russians alleged to have worked as spies or interfered in Canadian affairs under diplomatic cover. Denying three applications for Russian diplomatic staff.

Moscow expelling four Canadian diplomats.

NATO - Expelling seven diplomats from Russia’s mission and blocking appointment of three others. Russia to expel seven.

UKRAINE - 13 expelled on each side

FRANCE - Four expelled on each side

GERMANY - Four expelled on each side

POLAND - Four expelled on each side

LITHUANIA - Three expelled on each side

CZECH REPUBLIC - Three expelled on each side

ITALY - Two expelled on each side

AUSTRALIA - Two expelled on each side

NETHERLANDS - Two expelled on each side

SPAIN - Two expelled on each side

ALBANIA - Two expelled on each side

DENMARK - Two expelled on each side

HUNGARY - One expulsion on each side

IRELAND - One expulsion on each side

MACEDONIA - One expulsion on each side

SWEDEN - One expulsion on each side

NORWAY - One expulsion on each side

LATVIA - One expulsion on each side

ESTONIA - One expulsion on each side

FINLAND - One expulsion on each side

ROMANIA - One expulsion on each side

CROATIA - One expulsion on each side

MOLDOVA - Three expulsions on each side

A bus, allegedly transporting Russian diplomats, who were expelled from the U.S., and their family members, drives out of the territory of Vnukovo airport outside Moscow, Russia April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

BELGIUM - One expulsion on each side

MONTENEGRO - One expulsion on each side

GEORGIA - One expulsion on each side

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