SBU bans entry to 60 Russian diplomats expelled by US

The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned entry to 60 Russian diplomats, expelled by the United States, who have previously worked in the embassy in Washington and in the UN mission in New York, the SBU said in a Saturday statement.

"The Security Service of Ukraine has closed the possibility to enter Ukraine for 60 Russian nationals, who have been expelled from the United States… The five-year ban is imposed on 48 diplomats from the Russian embassy [in Washington] and 12 people from the UN [mission] in New York, who have been expelled from the United States on March 26," the statement said.

On Monday, US authorities expelled 60 Russian diplomats and closed the Russian Consulate General in Seattle after Sergei Skripal, a former Russian spy who worked for UK intelligence, and his daughter Yulia were exposed to what UK experts claim was an A234 nerve agent.

On Tuesday, the SBU said that it had banned entry to 23 Russian diplomats, who have been expelled from the United Kingdom over the Skripal case.

According to Sputnik

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