Consulates in Russia, US prepare to close over diplomatic row

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The staff at the U.S. consulate in Saint Petersburg, Russia is getting ready to shut down while operations in Russia’s consulate in Seattle are also coming to a close. The moves are part of the back-and-forth that follows the poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Britain.

CGTN’s Julia Chapman reports.

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CGTN’s Toby Muse also reports.

Anton Fedyashin on diplomatic expulsions from Russia, UK, and UK allies

For more on the latest in the diplomatic tit-for-tat between Russia, the U.K. and it’s allies, CGTN’s Susan Roberts spoke with Anton Fedyashin. He teaches history at American University in Washington and specializes in Europe-Asia, Cold War, and international relations.