NATO Expels Half of Russia’s Mission, Accusing Them of Espionage

NATO Expels Half of Russia’s Mission, Accusing Them of Espionage


The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) on Wednesday expelled eight members of Russia’s mission, cutting it down to half size, and reduced the maximum size of the mission to 10 members from 20. NATO said the individuals it expelled were “undeclared Russian intelligence officers.”

Sky News reported the decision to expel the Russian diplomats was made unanimously by all 30 NATO member states. Although no single incident was officially cited by the alliance, Sky News said the decision followed investigations of an explosion in the Czech Republic in 2014:

Wanting to build a clearer picture of the extent of the Russian threat, NATO is understood to have requested information from all allies on suspected covert activities and operations by Russia’s intelligence agencies in

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