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Moscow today called Britain's decision to expel 23 Russian diplomats over the poisoning of an ex-spy a sign that London was choosing confrontation with Russia, adding that retaliation would follow shortly.
"The British government made a choice for confrontation with Russia," the Russian foreign ministry said in a statement. "Our response measures will not be tardy.
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