Bloomberg is reporting that President Donald Trump is set to expel dozens of Russian diplomats from the U.S. in response to the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Sources familiar with the matter told Bloomberg on Saturday the expulsions stem from recommendations made at a meeting of the National Security Council on Wednesday.
They are expected to be announced Monday when a similar action is expected from a group of European countries. The coordinated campaign will begin with the recall of the European Union’s ambassador to Russia for four weeks on Monday at British Prime Minister Theresa May’s urging, according to The Times of London.
Up to 20 other countries will also reportedly join in, including France, Germany, Poland, Ireland, the Netherlands, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, and Denmark.