White House: Trump, Trudeau discuss expulsions of Russian intelligence officers
US President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in a phone call discussed the decisions made by both countries to expel Russian intelligence officers, the White House said in a press release, Karabakh Today reports quoting sputniknews.
"Trump spoke today with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of Canada to affirm the solidarity of both countries with the United Kingdom and discuss the joint expulsions of Russian intelligence officers in response to Russia’s use of a military-grade chemical weapon on the United Kingdom’s soil," the release said on Monday. "This behavior from Russia is the latest in its ongoing pattern of destabilizing activities around the world."
Earlier in the day, the US government announced that it was expelling a total of 60 Russian diplomats in connection with Moscow’s alleged role in the poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal in the UK’s Salisbury. Russia has strongly rejected the accusations and offered to help in the Skripal probe.