Expelled from Moscow British diplomats leave Moscow

MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Expelled from Moscow British diplomats in these moments to leave the territory of the Embassy, the correspondent of TASS from the event.

According to TASS, 23 diplomats and their families leave the Russian capital on Friday.

Several buses left from the Embassy, serving diplomats came to hold their colleagues.

The British Embassy does not provide any official information on the departure of employees.

On March 4, former GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal, sentenced in Russia for espionage in favour of great Britain, and his daughter Julia were in Salisbury, according to the British side, effects of nerve agents. Later London made a statement that this substance was supposedly developed in Russia, and on this basis accused Moscow of involvement in the incident.

The Russian side has categorically denied all the speculation, arguing that programmes such substances neither in the USSR nor in Russia did not exist.

Without presenting any evidence, London deported 23 of a Russian diplomat and expressed other anti-Russian measures, after which Moscow retaliated by sending out RF the same number of employees of the British Embassy, instructing to close the Consulate General of Bulgaria in Saint-Petersburg and to stop the activities of the British Council in Russia.