UPDATE: U.S. Ambassador to Russia Jon Huntsman has issued the following response.
Statement by Ambassador Huntsman on the expulsion of Russian intelligence officers: pic.twitter.com/RvMzCbPzZu— Maria Olson (@USEmbRuPress) March 26, 2018
Russia is shuttering its U.S. consulate in St. Petersburg, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced Thursday. As such, they are expelling 60 diplomats, the same amount the U.S. did earlier this week.
The U.S. expelled Russian diplomats on Monday for Moscow's supposed role in the nerve agent attack against a former Russian spy, Sergei Skripal, 66, and his daughter, Yulia Skripal, 33, both living in England.
Russia has denied involvement in the attack.