Contents tagged with Expulsion of diplomats

  • Ukraine may replace diplomats expelled from Russia

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is working to replace the diplomats who were expelled from Russia, as reported by the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine on European Integration, Olena Zerkal.

    “Thirty-seven of our diplomats still remain. Now we are submitting the missing number for approval,” she said.

    Zerkal noted that despite the reduction in the number of Ukrainian diplomats in Russia, the Foreign Ministry continues to work to ensure the protection of the rights of …

  • Russia expels a Montenegrin diplomat

    According to a report by the Russian Foreign Ministry, Russia has decided to expel a Montenegrin diplomat in response to a similar step by Podgorica.

    On Monday, the Ambassador of Montenegro to the Russian Federation was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

    “He received a note of protest,” the statement of Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said, “and it was announced that in response to the unjustified demands of Montenegro to expel the Russian diplomat on the basis of …

  • Russia brandishes missiles in response to mass expulsion of its diplomats

    In response to the West’s unprecedented diplomatic démarche, in which more than 110 Russian diplomats were expelled from EU countries and the US, Russia has begun to work on a large-scale mobilization of its nuclear forces.

    At the start of the week, one work day after the eviction of Russian diplomatic staff, Russia’s Strategic Missile Troops (RVSN) began drills involving roughly 10,000 military personnel, 1000 items of military equipment, and more than 30 military units and divisions. …

  • Ukraine expels Russian diplomats because of Skripal case

    Ukraine will join other countries and expel Russian diplomats, stated the Ukrainian President, Petro Poroshenko.

    "In response to a cynical chemical attack in Salisbury, Great Britain, Ukraine, in accordance with a spirit of solidarity with our British partners and transatlantic allies, and in coordination with the EU countries, decided to expel 13 Russian diplomats from Ukraine out of those few still remaining. As you know, our diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation are de facto …

  • Russia expels 23 British diplomats over Skripal’s poisoning

    On Saturday, March 17th, the British Ambassador in Moscow, Laurie Bristow was informed of Russia’s response to the expulsion of diplomatic personnel of the Russian Embassy in London. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs website announced that 23 staff members of the British Embassy in Moscow should leave the country within one week.

    Russia also withdrew its consent to open the Consulate General of Great Britain in Saint-Petersburg and decided to stop activities of the British Council, the …

  • Media: the USA is preparing a response to the expulsion of American diplomats from Russia

    Washington regrets Moscow’s decision to reduce the staff of American diplomatic missions in Russia and is considering a response, as stated to RIA Novosti by a U.S. State Department representative.

    "This unjustified measure is regrettable. We are estimating the impact of this reduction and how to respond to it. There are no other comments at this time," the U.S. State Department representative said.

    Russia responded to the passing of a new sanctions bill by the U.S. Congress by demanding a …

  • Putin: 755 American diplomats must leave Russia

    Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that the staff of the U.S. diplomatic mission in Russia will be reduced by 755 people.

    The personnel of the American diplomatic mission in Russia will be reduced by 755 people. Thereafter, the number will be the same as the Russian diplomatic mission in America – 455 people. Putin said this in an interview, the text of which was published on the website

    “As for other possible measures, or whether there are many or few, the diplomatic …

  • Media: Moscow ready to expel about 30 American diplomats in response to closure of its diplomatic facilities in the U.S

    Moscow has decided on retaliatory measures against Washington in the matter of the closure of Russian diplomatic facilities in the United States, reports Izvestia newspaper, citing a source in the Russian Foreign Ministry.

    The source stated that Russia can take extreme measures in this matter and respond “in kind.” Moscow was prompted to take such action by Washington’s decision not to return to Russia its two diplomatic residences in the states of Maryland and New York that were closed in …

  • Russia is preparing a response to new package of US sanctions and last year's expulsion of diplomats

    The Russian government is preparing measures in response to a package of new US sanctions and the expulsion of diplomats from the United States in December 2016, an official spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, said in an interview with Rossiya [Russia] 1 TV.

    Maria Zakharova said that the response "will have a very solid base." "The response measures are being prepared. This, as you understand, will not be decided only in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs," she added. …

  • Lavrov: Russia could impose restrictions on Moldovan migrants in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats

    Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said that in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Moldova, Moscow could impose restrictions on the work of Moldovan migrant workers, but the Russian authorities decided not to resort to this decision.

    "President Putin decided not to do this at this stage. He communicated with Moldovan President Igor Dodon in St. Petersburg and they reached such an agreement," TASS quoted Lavrov as saying.

    According to the head of the Russian diplomatic …