Forums - Politics Discussion - NATO, US, Canada, Australia & 25 European countries expel a total of 152 Russian envoys over Russian former spy poisoning

Some good news, here's a list of countries which have expelled Russian envoys so far:

1. United States: 60 intelligence officers
2. United Kingdom: 23 diplomats (this one happened 12 days ago)
3. Ukraine: 13 diplomats
4. NATO: 7 diplomats (and denying the application of another 3)
5. Germany: 4 diplomats
6. France: 4 diplomats
7. Poland: 4 diplomats
8. Canada: 4 diplomats (and denying the application of another 3)
9. Czech Republic: 3 diplomats
10. Lithuania: 3 diplomats11: Moldova: 3 diplomats
12. Denmark: 2 envoys
13. the Netherlands: 2 diplomats
14. Italy: 2 diplomats
15. Albania: 2 diplomats
16. Spain: 2 diplomats
17. Australia: 2 diplomats
18. Estonia: 1 (defence attache)
19. Latvia: 1 diplomat
20. Croatia: 1 diplomat
21. Romania: 1 diplomat
22. Finland: 1 diplomat
23. Sweden: 1 diplomat
24. Norway: 1 diplomat
25. Hungary: 1 diplomat
26. Macedonia: 1 diplomat
27. Ireland: 1 diplomat
28. Belgium: 1 diplomat
29. Montenegro: 1 diplomat

Total: 152

Last edited by poklane - on 28 March 2018

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Links to all of them. Nice work.


Good. It's a start.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

So, in reading the Canadian one, it seems that they are expelling 4 people, but it sounds like the embassy and consulate themselves will still be open.



I always found this practice to be odd. Diplomats' whole existence is to do diplomacy. But the first thing they do after an incident that would require diplomacy is expelling the diplomats?



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It'll be fun to see how the alt-left, 'Trump is a Russian Agent' conspiratards will spin this.



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Pyro as Bill said:
It'll be fun to see how the alt-left, 'Trump is a Russian Agent' conspiratards will spin this.

What is the alt-left even supposed to mean? Liberals?



vivster said:
I always found this practice to be odd. Diplomats' whole existence is to do diplomacy. But the first thing they do after an incident that would require diplomacy is expelling the diplomats?

It's because the diplomacy didn't work in the first place.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

SpokenTruth said:
vivster said:
I always found this practice to be odd. Diplomats' whole existence is to do diplomacy. But the first thing they do after an incident that would require diplomacy is expelling the diplomats?

It's because the diplomacy didn't work in the first place.

This is just words essentially, I don't think any of them are closing down their embassies.



VGPolyglot said:
SpokenTruth said:

It's because the diplomacy didn't work in the first place.

This is just words essentially, I don't think any of them are closing down their embassies.

Oh, surely not.  But diplomacy at the state department levels are retracted until the upper level executives can come to a discord.



Massimus - "Trump already has democrat support."

vivster said:
I always found this practice to be odd. Diplomats' whole existence is to do diplomacy. But the first thing they do after an incident that would require diplomacy is expelling the diplomats?

It's not their first course of action. Russia were given 14 days to explain how a Russian military grade nerve agent ended up poisoning a former Russian spy in the UK. No explanation was given. (Although Russia asked if they could analyze the nerve agent, iirc)