13:19 06 Apr 2022

Greece joins European countries and also sends off 12 russian diplomats

Greece on Wednesday declared 12 russian diplomats persona non grata, joining other European states

This was reported by European Pravda.

"Greek authorities have declared 12 members of the diplomatic and consular missions of the russian federation accredited in Greece non grata," the Greek Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

The agency said the decision was made in accordance with the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations and the 1963 Vienna Convention on Consular Relations.

The Foreign Ministry emphasizes that the russian ambassador was informed about this decision.

Over the past two days, several EU countries have expelled several to dozens of russian diplomats and embassy staff.

The German Foreign Ministry has announced a decision to expel 40 employees of the russian embassy.

After that, France announced the expulsion of 35 russian diplomats.

On April 5, the Danish Foreign Ministry also announced the expulsion of 15 russian intelligence officers working undercover at the russian embassy.

Italian Foreign Minister Luigi Di Mayo has announced the expulsion of 30 russian diplomats.

As reported by Rubryka, the Netherlands is sending off 17 russian diplomats, Belgium is sending off 21 russian diplomats, and 4 more diplomats are being sent off by Ireland and one by the Czech Republic.

The Spanish government will expel at least 25 russian diplomats and employees of the russian embassy in Madrid.

And Lithuania is also sending off the ambassador of the russian federation.

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