March 26, 2018 / 1:25 PM / in 6 months

Czechs expel three Russian diplomats after UK chemical attack

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech Republic will expel three Russian diplomats, Prime Minister Andrej Babis said on Monday, after the European Union backed Britain in blaming Moscow for the poisoning of a former Russian spy in England.

The EU last week collectively condemned the attack and declared in a Brussels summit statement that it was “highly likely” Russia was responsible. Several other European countries and the United States announced expulsions on Monday.

Moscow has denied it was behind the attack on former Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter.

Reporting by Robert Muller; editing by Andrew Roche

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