Contents tagged with Expulsion of Russian diplomats

  • Ukraine to ban entry to Russian diplomats expelled from the EU

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) intends to ban entry to all Russian diplomats who have been expelled from European Union countries, Chairperson of the SBU, Vasyl Hrytsak, told Interfax Ukraine. “We always have people whom we could expel. Whether it will have an impact or not - we will have to wait and see.” Hrytsak said at a meeting on Tuesday in Odesa while responding to a question whether the expulsion of Russian diplomats will have an impact on a prisoner exchange process.

    “We do not …

  • Germany’s Foreign Minister: the West lost trust in Russia

    Foreign Minister of Germany Heiko Maas said that the decision of German authorities to expel four Russian diplomats in relation to the Skripal case was taken in solidarity and support of the United Kingdom. In an interview with the German Bild am Sonntag newspaper, Maas stated that it is very important that western countries united against Russia, as Moscow has destroyed the West’s trust through its recent behavior.

    “Russia’s behavior in recent years has undermined a lot of trust,” Maas said. …

  • Kyiv bans entry to 60 Russian diplomats expelled from the US

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has banned 60 Russian diplomats expelled from the US from entering Ukraine. The Russians’ activities are recognized as incompatible with their diplomatic status, reported SBU on its website.

    The five-year ban affects 48 diplomats from the Russian embassy and 12 from the United Nations headquarters in New York, all of those who were deported from the US on March 26.

    A similar ban was introduced on March 27 against 23 Russian citizens who were expelled from …

  • European Parliament MP: Some EU countries did not expel Russian diplomats because of 'Russian black money'

    Some EU countries have ignored the joint response to Russia's use of chemical weapons in the British town of Salisbury because of personal interests in relations with Moscow,  stated by Sven Giegold, a representative of the Green Party in the European Parliament (EP), UkrInform reports.

    "Many countries that turn their backs on EU’s Russia policy are under the influence of dirty money from Russia. The division of Europe is based on inglorious individual interests vis-à-vis Russia. Cyprus, …

  • Georgia expels Russian diplomat

    The Georgian Foreign Ministry has announced the expulsion of Russia’s representative in the Swiss Embassy in Tbilisi.

    “The ministry expresses solidarity with the United Kingdom, shares the position of Great Britain and the international community on this matter, and recognizes the staff member of the Russian Federation’s interests section in the Swiss Embassy in Tbilisi as a persona non grata, and asks him to leave Georgia within seven days,” the statement on the Georgian Foreign Ministry’s …

  • Serbian president promises Putin not to expel Russian diplomats

    Serbia does not intend to join the other countries in its region in the expulsion of Russian diplomats, Serbian President Aleksandar Vučić told Russian President Vladimir Putin in a phone call.

    “President Vučić told President Putin that Serbia will not take part in any measures whatsoever against the Russian Federation, and will not expel Russian diplomats, despite the fact that all the other countries in Serbia’s region have done so,” the Serbian president’s website states.Serbia is a …

  • 13 Russian diplomats expelled over Skripal case left Ukraine

    13 Russian diplomats, whom Ukraine decided to expel due to the poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Britain, recently left the country, reported TASS news agency, citing the Representative of the Russian Embassy in Kyiv.

    "All the employees of the Russian embassy, declared persona non-grata, left Ukraine," he said, noting that representatives of the embassy and consulates have fulfilled the ultimatum of the Ukrainian side.

    According to the Russian Embassy Representative: “Diplomats left Ukraine in …

  • President Dodon calls expulsion of Russian diplomats from Moldova an 'anti-Russian provocation'

    Moldovan President Igor Dodon has condemned the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Moldova as an “anti-Russian provocation."

    He wrote this in Facebook in a comment on the decision by the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs to declare three Russian diplomats persona non grata.

    "I express my profound indignation at the decision of the Government to expel Russian diplomats from the Republic of Moldova. I categorically condemn this as a new anti-Russian provocation," Dodon said.

    The President …

  • Kyiv bans entry to 23 Russians expelled from UK

    The Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) has placed an entry ban on the 23 Russians who were expelled from the UK in connection with the poisoning of former intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter, as announced in statement of the SBU’s website.

     “SBU head Vasyl Hrytsak said that their activity is a brazen mockery of one of the key functions of the diplomatic representation determined by the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 – to promote friendly relations between …

  • Moldova to expel Russian diplomats

    Moldova has declared three Russian diplomats personae non gratae, who must leave the country within seven days, as reported by the press service of the Moldovan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration.

    On March 27, Moldova’s Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Farid Mukhametshin. He was given a verbal protest note, according to which three Russian diplomats were declared personae non gratae and ordered to leave the country within a week.

    The decision was made by the …