MOSCOW, March 29. /TASS/. Russia will react if the US arrest of Russian assets because of the case of the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal. This was stated on Thursday by the official representative of Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova.

“If that happens, it will be analyzed. There will be a corresponding reaction,” she said.

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“For such decisions requires at least some basic evidence base, – said Zakharov. – If it is from the American side, we ask the US to provide it”.

U.S. Ambassador to Moscow John huntsman hasn’t ruled out Thursday the possibility of the seizure of Russian assets in the United States in the case of poisoning Sergei Skripal. “Of course it’s possible,” he told the TV channel RBC.

On 26 March the United States announced the expulsion of from 60 Russian diplomats and the closure of the Consulate General of Russia in Seattle . A further 24 European countries, Australia, Georgia and Canada also decided to send diplomats of the Russian Federation (a total of 63 people), NATO has reduced the Russian mission to the organization from 30 to 20 people, and the EU withdrew for consultation its Ambassador in Moscow, his example was followed by Bulgaria, Luxembourg, Malta, Portugal and Slovakia (formerly London sent 23 diplomat of the Russian Federation, Moscow responded to the expulsion of the same number of British). This coordinated action happened on the background of the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, where a number of Western countries accused Russia. Moscow denies any involvement in the incident and promised to respond to the unfriendly steps taken by these States.