Russia declares employee of Ukrainian embassy in Moscow a persona non grata

Source : 112 Ukraine

The diplomat must leave Russia by the end of the day on April 30
18:36, 26 April 2021

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Russia has declared an employee of the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow persona non-grata. This was stated by the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

"In connection with the unfriendly actions of the Ukrainian side, which on April 19 declared persona non grata an employee of the embassy of the Russian Federation in Kyiv, and on the basis of reciprocity for activities incompatible with diplomatic status, an employee of the Embassy of Ukraine in Russia was declared persona non grata," the statement said.

The diplomat must leave Russia by the end of the day on April 30.

By the way, the name of the diplomat was not revealed by the ministry.

Related: Lithuania discusses expelling Russian diplomats in solidarity with Czech Republic

However, the Foreign Ministry added that it had warned the Ukrainian side that in the event of "hostile actions against employees of Russian diplomatic and consular missions," additional measures would be taken against the staff of Ukrainian embassies and consulates in Russia.

Earlier, it became known that Romania was expelling a Russian diplomat.

Related: EU discusses collective expulsion of Russian diplomats

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