Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov addressed the expulsion of Russian diplomats from some EU states, the US and Canada, saying the final decision on the Moscow’s response to the move would be taken by country’s President Vladimir Putin.
“We have to analyze the situation which is happening in connection with the voiced decisions on the expulsion of our diplomats by a number of countries. The main analysis will be conducted in our diplomatic department. After that, the president will receive the reports and proposals on the countermeasures to be submitted. The final decision will be made by the head of the Russian state,” said Peskov.
The spokesman has expressed regret over the move, reiterating Russia’s position over the Skripal’s case: he once again repeated that Moscow had not been connected with the poisoning.
“Of course, as before, we will be guided by the principle of reciprocity,” he stated.