The Russian international ministry spokeswoman on Saturday announced the expulsion of „greater than 20” German diplomats as a retaliatory measure for „mass expulsion” of Russian embassy workers from Berlin.
Maria Zakharova told inform-toddle television Zvezda that Moscow had determined to expel „greater than 20” diplomats.
Her statement came presently after her ministry denounced „one other mass expulsion of workers of Russian diplomatic missions in Germany.”
The German international ministry acknowledged it took current of the Russian statements.
It told AFP that „the Federal authorities and the Russian aspect were contact in current weeks on personnel issues of their respective representations in a foreign country.”
„Today’s flight is piece of that assignment,” it acknowledged, though with out namely speaking about any expulsion.
Moscow accused Berlin of „persevering with to demonstratively execute the total differ of Russia-Germany members of the family.”
„As a response to Berlin’s adverse actions, the Russian aspect has determined to duplicate the decision and expel German diplomats from Russia,” the international ministry acknowledged.
Moscow will additionally limit the maximum chance of workers in German diplomatic missions within the country, and acknowledged Germany’s ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr used to be notified of the measures on April 5.
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