Russian diplomats start leaving UK

Russian diplomats start leaving UK

Three buses with diplomatic number plates left the Russian embassy as 23 diplomats were expelled by Prime Minister Theresa May.

It was over a military-grade nerve toxin attack headed back to Moscow.

Russian embassy workers waved to the leaving diplomats and their families as the buses pulled away, a Reuters photographer at the scene said.

Last Wednesday, after the first known offensive use of such a nerve agent on European soil since World War Two, May gave 23 Russians she said were spies working under diplomatic cover at the embassy a week to leave.

Published: by Radio NewsHub
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