Kremlin’s retaliation | Russia expels 20 Czech diplomats amid diplomatic turmoil

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    The rising diplomatic tit-for-tat has prompted Russia to declare 20 Czech diplomats persona non grata, as the Czech Republic expels 18 Russian representatives, having accused Moscow of being behind a huge explosion at an ammunition depot in 2014. RT discusses the issue with experts who think that further demonization of Russia is the goal.

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