UK foreign secretary Liz Truss said cooperation with Moscow is over but has not yet acted in line with EU nations

A further 100 Russian diplomats had been expelled in the preceding two months.

The British reticence to act came despite an effective warning from the UK foreign secretary, Liz Truss, that the west’s relations with Vladimir Putin’s Russia were over.

Truss told a Nato foreign ministers’ dinner that the Nato-Russian Founding Act, the basis of cooperation between Moscow and Nato, was at an end. She said: “The age of engagement is over. We need a new approach to security in Europe based on resilience, defence and deterrence.

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