The Russian Foreign Ministry announced its readiness to take "mirror measures" in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic. The corresponding statement was made by the press secretary of the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, as Interfax reports.
"The most important thing is that it will not only be reciprocal mirror or symmetrical measures, but of course it will be taken into account in building the course towards this state," Zakharova said.
She described the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic as an "unfriendly" and "indecent" act.
As we reported before, the Czech government has declared two Russian diplomats, involved in a scandal surrounding an assassination attempt on Czech politicians, persona non grata.
"Data from the Information Security Service clearly indicate that the whole story arose as a result of an internal struggle at the Russian Embassy in Prague, and one of them (diplomat - ed.) sent targeted information about the planned attack on Czech politicians to the BIS," he said.