NEWSWATCH: “Tough Action on Russia, at Last, but More Is Needed” – New York Times Editorial

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“… expelling scores of Russians from the United States and 21 other countries … Trump and allied leaders have imposed the most significant punishment yet on Russia and … Putin. … Putin’s mischief … runs the gamut from interference in the elections in America and other Western democracies to propelling the wars in Ukraine and Syria. … The expulsion orders retaliate specifically for the poisoning of … former Russian spy[] Sergei Skripal[] and his daughter in Britain …. [In the United States the expulsions] include[] 12 … Russian intelligence officers at the United Nations … and 48 at the Russian Embassy in Washington. … the American consulate in Seattle will be closed because of concerns that Russians were spying on a nearby submarine base and Boeing manufacturing facilities. … Putin almost certainly will retaliate …”

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