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Newsline: Russia Expels Lithuanian Diplomat

Russia’s Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday that it had expelled a Lithuanian diplomat in a retaliatory move. In a statement posted on its website, the ministry said that it “reserves the right to take additional measures” in response to what it called Lithuania’s “unfriendly steps”. (https://www.usnews.com/news/world/articles/2022-10-05/russia-says-it-expelled-lithuanian-diplomat-in-retaliatory-move) European and other Western countries have expelled hundreds of Russian diplomats, many of them for alleged spying, and Russia has responded in kind.

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