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.
"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.
Україна рішуче підтримує Чехію у світлі зловмисних дій РФ на її території. Підтвердив це у розмові з @JakubKulhanek. Запропонував направити висланих з Москви дипломатів для роботи в Києві, посилення дипломатичної місії Чехії в Україні. Стоїмо пліч-о-пліч із чеськими друзями ????????????????— Dmytro Kuleba (@DmytroKuleba) April 26, 2021
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.