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  • Russia expels four UK embassy staff

    Cold War, the sequel?

    Russia is to expel four UK embassy staff in the row over Moscow's refusal to extradite the man suspected of Alexander Litvinenko's murder.

    The four must leave Russia within 10 days, and Moscow is to review visa applications for UK officials.

    UK Foreign Secretary David Miliband said he was "disappointed" by what he called a "completely unjustified" move.

    But Russian President Vladimir Putin said he thought both countries would overcome the "mini crisis".

    On Monday four Russian embassy staff were expelled from the UK and the visa facilitation process for Russian officials was suspended.
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    FULL ARTICLE - BBC NEWS

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