Russia shuts mission to NATO after staff expelled

Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said that in return, staff at NATO's military mission in Moscow would be stripped of their accreditation from November 1, and that the alliance's information office in the Russian capital would be shuttered.

On October 6, NATO said it had expelled eight members of Russia's mission to the alliance who it said were "undeclared Russian intelligence officers."

Moscow said at the time that the expulsions undermined hopes that relations with the U.S.-led alliance could normalize.

The dispute marks the latest deterioration in East-West ties that are already at post-Cold War lows.

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