Russia expels 34 French diplomats in retaliatory move

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A woman walks past the embassy of France in Moscow, Russia March 29, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov

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May 18 (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday it was expelling 34 French diplomats in a retaliatory move.

France in April kicked out 35 Russians with diplomatic status as part of a broader wave of expulsions that saw more than 300 Russians sent home from European capitals.

Later that month France's foreign ministry declared six Russian agents posing as diplomats as "persona non grata" after an investigation by the domestic intelligence services concluded they were working against French national interests. read more

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