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Russia expels four German diplomats, - mass media

Source : 112 Ukraine

Earlier, Germany announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats due to the Skripal’s case
11:39, 1 April 2018

Crimea News

Russia is to expel four German experts in the security sector from the German Embassy, as DW reports with the reference to dpa agency.

According to the message, the officer of the Federal Office in Criminal Matters (BKA) and the officer of the Federal Intelligence Service (BND) are among those experts. Besides, the representative of the BKA stated that there is no Embassy officers among the diplomats to be expelled. The German’s Embassy does not comment on the matter.

The message says that two representatives of the military department will be expelled from Russia as well. In particular, the military attache, who is in charge of the contacts with the Russian army will leave Moscow.

Earlier, Germany announced the expulsion of four Russian diplomats due to the Skripal’s case. Russian diplomats have to leave the country till Monday, March 2. The expulsion does not mean that the staff number of Russian Embassy in Berlin will be reduced, as they are conducting recruitment.

As we reported earlier, Russian diplomats are massively expelled from the European countries and NATO member states because of Skripal’s poisoning in Salisbury. Britain accused the Kremlin of the usage of the nerve agent, which poisoned 20 British citizens.

Around 30 states, including the USA, Canada and Australia announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats.

Besides, the number of accredited diplomats was decreased in the representation in NATO and UN authorities.

Ukraine has also joint the response of the international community and expelled 13 diplomats.

Russia took reflecting measures as a reaction.

Related: Skripal's case: Russian Foreign Ministry presents protest notes to 23 states

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