March 26, 2018 / 2:03 PM / 2 years ago

Italy says to expel two Russia diplomats over UK nerve attack

ROME (Reuters) - Two Russian diplomats must leave Italy within a week in response to the nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy in southern England, the Italian foreign ministry said in a statement on Monday.

“As a sign of solidarity with Great Britain and in coordination with NATO allies and European partners, the foreign ministry today communicated its decision to expel from Italian territory within a week two officials at the Russian embassy in Rome who have diplomatic credentials,” the statement said.

The move was part of a co-ordinated response on Monday by Britain’s allies in Europe and the United States.

Reporting by Steve Scherer

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