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 Ukrainian political prisoners.
The decision to expel Russian diplomats as a sign of solidarity with Britain because of the matter involving Sergei Skripal was adopted by 27 countries. The highest number of diplomats expelled from any country – 60 – was from the United States.
Ukraine expelled 13 employees of the Russian Foreign Ministry, as a result of which Moscow adopted a reciprocal measures.