The Ilyushin Il-96 aircraft, transporting expelled Russian diplomats and their family members from the U.S., is seen shortly after landing at Vnukovo airport outside Moscow, Russia April 1, 2018. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov
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Russian diplomats expelled from the United States arrived in Moscow Sunday, with post-Cold War tensions peaking in the wake of a nerve agent attack on a former spy in Britain.More than 150 Russian diplomats have now been ordered out of the U.S., EU members, NATO countries and other nations.Britain has said it is "highly likely" that Russia was responsible for the Skripal attack using the Soviet-designed Novichok nerve agent. However Washington has since said that Russia is free to apply to accredit more diplomats to replace those expelled.The call came after 23 British diplomats were expelled from Russia last month.Earlier this week Moscow summoned British ambassador Laurie Bristow, giving London a month to cut the number of diplomatic staff in Russia to the same number Russia has in Britain.
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