Tuesday, 27 March 2018

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says 'We can't find Russian spies to expel'



New Zealand has said it wants to join the chorus of voices against Vladimir Putin by removing Russian spies - but it can't find any to kick out.
 
As Russian officials prepare to be escorted to airports around the world in protest at the alleged Kremlin-backed nerve agent attack on Sergei and Yulia Skripal, the antipodean nation is struggling to find any suitable to expel.


"We have done a check in New Zealand. We don't have Russian undeclared intelligence officers here.


 If we did, we would expel them," Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern told state radio.


"When there's a range of international interests... does it surprise me New Zealand is not top of their list? No, actually."





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