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NATO Kicks Out 8 Russian Diplomats Over Spying Suspicions

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NATO is taking the extraordinary step of kicking out eight members of Russia’s delegation to the military alliance over allegations that those supposed diplomats were acting as spies for the Kremlin.

The officials, operating as representatives for Russia’s Mission to NATO, were actually undeclared Russian intelligence officers, a NATO official told The Daily Beast.

The officials must leave their posts by October 31.

The decision to remove the alleged spies from the alliance is in retaliation for Russia’s brazen activities in recent years, including conducting espionage and state-sanctioned killing operations, according to Sky News, which first reported the decision.

“NATO’s policy towards Russia remains consistent,” a NATO official said, declining to name a specific incident that triggered the expulsion. “We have strengthened our........

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