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Newsline: 21 countries are expelling Russian diplomats

Russian diplomats are being kicked out of at least 21 countries — 16 European Union states, the United States, Canada, Ukraine, Norway and Albania — in a coordinated effort that represents a significant diplomatic victory for the UK, which blames Russia for poisoning Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia. The UK has already expelled 23 Russian diplomats. Moscow retaliated by sending the same number of UK diplomats back, and by shuttering British cultural institutions in the country.
European Union nations
Croatia will expel one diplomat.
The Czech Republic will expel three diplomats.
The UK had already expelled 23 Russian diplomats.
Denmark announced two diplomats would be expelled.
Estonia said one Russian diplomat, a Russian defense attaché, will be expelled.
Finland will expel one diplomat.
France announced the expulsion of four diplomats, who must leave the country within a week.
Germany said Monday it would expel four diplomats.
Hungary would expel one diplomat.
Italy says it will expel two Russian diplomats.
Latvia said it would expel one diplomat.
Lithuania would expel three diplomats.
Netherlands announced the expulsion of two diplomats.
Poland would expel four diplomats.
Romania said one diplomat would be expelled.
Spain will expel two diplomats.
Sweden will expel one diplomat.
Non-EU countries
Albania will expel two Russian diplomats.
Canada said it was expelling four Russian diplomats.
Norway would expel one Russian diplomat.
Ukraine would expel 13 diplomats.
United States was expelling 60 Russian diplomats identified as intelligence agents and also announced the closure of the Russian consulate in Seattle. Of those being expelled, 48 of the alleged intelligence agents work at the Russian embassy in Washington and 12 are posted at the United Nations in New York.