Moscow, Mar 30 (AFP) The Kremlin said today it was not Russia that had unleashed a diplomatic war with the West following the mass expulsion of US envoys in retaliation against coordinated moves by Britain and its allies over a spy poisoning.

“Russia did not unleash any diplomatic war,” President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman Dmitry Peskov told journalists.

“Russia never initiated any exchange of sanctions.” AFP KIS KIS

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