“Unfriendly” embassies may face Russia’s ban on employment

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File-File on Monday, April 19, 2021 In the photo, after a Russian special government aircraft landed in Prague, Czech Republic, Russian diplomats with their families were waiting in line to check in at Vaclav Havel Airport. I will. On Thursday, April 22, 2021, the Czech Republic ordered Russian diplomats to leave the country, further intensifying the fierce tug of war between the two countries over the involvement of Russian spies in the 2014 massive explosives detonation. I did. (AP Photo / Petr David Josek, File)

Moscow – Russian President Vladimir Putin has decree that allows the state to limit the number of Russians employed at embassies in countries that are determined to be unfriendly, or to ban their employment altogether. I signed it.

The measure, announced by the Kremlin on Friday, will take place amid a surge in the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the United States and European countries and the retaliatory expulsion of Moscow.

The decree requires the government to make a list of countries that have been determined to be unfriendly. It affects not only the embassies of those countries, but also the offices of consulates and national institutions.

Last week, the United States expelled 10 Russian diplomats in connection with its intervention in the 2020 US presidential election and its involvement in the federal agency’s SolarWinds hack.

Last week, the Czech Republic expelled 18 Russian envoys they named spies and urged Russia to send 20 Czech diplomats home. It devastated the activities of the Czech embassy in Moscow, ordered the Czech authorities to leave 63 Russian diplomats on Thursday, and allowed both countries to have the same number of staff in their respective embassies.


Poland said it had banished three Russians last week and Moscow had banished five in retaliation. The Baltic states of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have ordered a total of four Russian envoys to leave.

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