NATO expels 8 members of the Russian mission. The Kremlin promises revenge
NATO has expelled members of the Russian mission from the alliance on suspicion of working as intelligence agents.
The North Atlantic Alliance has also said it will cut the number the organization accredits to Russia, according to VOA.
"We can confirm that we have withdrawn the accreditation of eight members of the Russian mission in NATO, who were undeclared employees of Russian intelligence. NATO's policy towards Russia remains consistent. "We have strengthened restraining measures and defense in response to Russia's aggressive actions, while at the same time we remain open to a meaningful dialogue," said a NATO official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
Leonid Slutsky, head of the international affairs committee of the lower house of parliament, said Moscow would retaliate against NATO's move, but gave no details to the media, according to Interfax.