Moscow expels diplomats from Baltic states, Slovakia

Source : 112 Ukraine

This was in response to the decision of the authorities of these states to send Russian ambassadors
14:42, 28 April 2021

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Russia is expelling diplomats from the embassies of Slovakia, as well as Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, as appropriate measures. The press service of the Russian Foreign Ministry reported this.

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“Based on the principle of mutuality, they demanded that two employees of the Lithuanian embassy, ​​as well as one employee of the embassies of Latvia and Estonia, leave the territory of the Russian Federation within seven days,” the statement says.

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In addition, the ambassador of Slovakia was summoned to the Foreign Ministry on April 28.

"The ambassador was strongly declared with the protest against the unjustified announcement persona non grata of three employees of the Russian embassy in Bratislava on absurd and speculative accusations of illegal activity by the Slovak side," the Foreign Ministry said.

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Moscow has declared three employees of the Slovak Embassy persona non grata; they must leave the country by May 5.

As it was reported earlier, Lithuania was consulting with its allies on the possible expulsion of Russian Embassy staff from the country to express solidarity with the Czech Republic. 

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