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Russia: Diplomats' expulsion 'unprecedented provocation' – Lavrov02:35

Russia: Diplomats' expulsion 'unprecedented provocation' – Lavrov

Russian Federation, Moscow
April 9, 2018 at 20:55 GMT -00:00 · Published

Journalist (Russian): "What are the three words which describe the current geopolitical situation?"

Konstantin Rogozin, Third secretary of Russian embassy in Washington (Russian): "Horror. Probably, mess and complete nonsense."

Journalist (Russian): "What was your first though when you were told about your expulsion?"

Konstantin Rogozin, Third secretary of Russian embassy in Washington (Russian): "The first thought was: "Why not? There are other countries out there."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the expulsion of 150 Russian diplomats from a number of countries following the Sergei Skripal poisoning case is "an unprecedented provocation," during a meeting with the expelled diplomats in Moscow on Monday,

Lavrov said, "The expulsion of 150 of Russian diplomats out of almost 30 countries under a completely contrived pretext is certainly an unprecedented provocation."

One of the expelled diplomats, Konstantin Rogozin, called the expulsion orders "mess" and "complete nonsense."

Russia: Diplomats' expulsion 'unprecedented provocation' – Lavrov02:35
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Journalist (Russian): "What are the three words which describe the current geopolitical situation?"

Konstantin Rogozin, Third secretary of Russian embassy in Washington (Russian): "Horror. Probably, mess and complete nonsense."

Journalist (Russian): "What was your first though when you were told about your expulsion?"

Konstantin Rogozin, Third secretary of Russian embassy in Washington (Russian): "The first thought was: "Why not? There are other countries out there."

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that the expulsion of 150 Russian diplomats from a number of countries following the Sergei Skripal poisoning case is "an unprecedented provocation," during a meeting with the expelled diplomats in Moscow on Monday,

Lavrov said, "The expulsion of 150 of Russian diplomats out of almost 30 countries under a completely contrived pretext is certainly an unprecedented provocation."

One of the expelled diplomats, Konstantin Rogozin, called the expulsion orders "mess" and "complete nonsense."

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