US Embassy welcomes Georgia’s decision on expulsion of Russian diplomats from the country – Elizabeth Rood, acting US Ambassador to Georgia stated.
“Russian moves will have corresponding reaction. We see Georgia’s solidarity to those countries, which expelled Russian diplomats from their territories,” Rood said.
Last week, 10 of Britain’s allies, including the United States, agreed to coordinated expulsions of Russian diplomats, believed to be intelligence officers, from their respective countries. The movement grew this week to include 27 countries.
Russian officials from President Vladimir Putin on down have maintained that Moscow had nothing to do with the poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia Skripal in the British town of Salisbury on March 4.
Both Skripals remain hospitalized. British authorities said Thursday that Yulia Skripal was showing signs of recovery, while her father remained in serious but stable condition. A police officer who came in contact with the substance also was hospitalized but has since recovered.