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23 Russian Diplomats Fly Home, Expelled From U.K. Amid Poisoning Dispute

The move is intended to punish Moscow for an alleged nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy and his daughter on British soil. Moscow has responded by expelling 23 British diplomats in turn.
A small crowd gathered outside the Russian Embassy in London on Tuesday, as the nearly two dozen Russian diplomats returned to their country under a mandate from the British government. The U.K. expelled the diplomats in retaliation for the spy poisoning case earlier this month. Source: Daniel Leal-Olivas

The Russian Embassy in London drew an uncommon scene Tuesday, gathering crowds of people, vans and diplomatic cars at its gate even as the building saw the departure of a number of far more familiar faces: the 23 Russian diplomats expelled by the British government. Russia's state-run news agency, TASS, the diplomats and their families departed the compound to .

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