Russia Suspends NATO Mission After Staff Expelled


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Russia will suspend the activities of its diplomatic mission to NATO and close the alliance’s offices in Moscow in response to its expulsion of eight Russians in a row over spying.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov says the moves, are set to plunge relations between Moscow and the transatlantic security body to new depths when they take effect at the start of next month.
Lavrov also announced that NATO’s military liaison and information offices in Moscow would be closed, saying accreditations would be recalled at the beginning of November.
He said that contact between the Western alliance and Moscow could be done through the Russian embassy in Belgium.

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