Five Croatian diplomats expelled from Russia

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News ID: 57083
Publish Date: 14:53 - 27 May 2022
Friday, 27 May 2022 (YJC)_ In response to the reduction in the number of staff at its diplomatic missions in Croatia, the Russian Foreign Ministry declared five Croatian diplomats from the Russian embassy in Moscow an undesirable element.

Five Croatian diplomats expelled from RussiaThe Russian government announced today (Friday) the expulsion of five Croatian diplomats from the country's embassy in Moscow.

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the Croatian ambassador today, announcing the news and expressing its strong protest against the reduction of the number of employees of Russian diplomatic missions in the country.

According to the RIA Novosti website, the ministry said in a statement:
On May 27, Tomislav Tsar, Ambassador of the Republic of Croatia to the Russian Federation, was summoned to the Foreign Ministry to strongly protest against the baseless efforts of Croatian authorities to blame Russia for war crimes in Ukraine and the provision of military assistance by the Croatian side to the regime. Kiev neo-Nazi, expressed.

The statement also added:
In response to Zagreb's unfriendly actions to reduce the number of staff at the Russian diplomatic mission, the Tsar received a note declaring five employees of the Croatian embassy in Moscow an undesirable element.

The expulsion of foreign diplomats from Russia comes as relations between Moscow and the West remain strained over the Ukraine crisis, and the issue of Sweden and Finland joining NATO has exacerbated tensions.

Last week, the Russian Foreign Ministry declared five diplomats at Portuguese diplomatic posts in the country "undesirable."

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