Quai d’Orsay - Russia – Statement by Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs – 26 March 2018


Following the conclusions of the European Council of 22 and 23 March, considering that the attack in Salisbury constitutes a serious threat to our collective security and international law, recalling that the European Council agreed that there is no plausible alternative explanation that the Russian Federation is responsible, and in solidarity with our British partners, we have today notified the Russian authorities of our decision to expel four Russian diplomats from French territory within one week.