Ukraine’s Foreign Minister offered Czech deportees job in Kyiv

Source : 112 Ukraine

The Minister for Foreign Affairs noted that Ukraine strongly supports the Czech Republic in the light of Russia's improper activity on its territory
14:02, 26 April 2021

Dmytro Kuleba
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Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba suggested his Czech colleague send diplomats deported from Moscow to work in Kyiv. Kuleba wrote about this on his Twitter page.

Related: UK supports Czech Republic after expulsion of 18 diplomats

"I offered to send diplomats deported from Moscow to work in Kyiv to strengthen the Czech diplomatic mission in Ukraine. We stand side by side with Czech friends," Kuleba wrote.

He also noted that Ukraine strongly supports the Czech Republic considering Russia's improper activity on its territory.

Related: Czech Senate calls for the severance of treaty of friendship with Russia

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

As a reminder, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Hamacek decided to expel from the Czech Republic 18 Russian diplomats who are suspected of work for special services of the Russian Federation. The Russian GRU officers were charged with involvement in an ammunition explosion in the village of Vrbetice in 2014. The explosion led to numerous destructions and the deaths of two locals. Only 6.5 years later, the Czech government officially accused Russia of organizing this sabotage.

Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova called the decision of the Czech authorities to expel 18 diplomats from the country a "trick" and promised a response from Moscow. Then, The Russian Foreign Ministry decided to expel 20 Czech diplomats from Moscow.

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