Russia expelled two Dutch diplomats

Two employees of the Dutch embassy were expelled from Russia in retaliation for the Dutch side’s demarche.

This was reported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation.

According to the department, on Monday, January 18, the department summoned Chargé d’Affaires of the Netherlands Jost Reinties. A protest was lodged against him in connection with the groundless declaration of persona non grata in December 2020 by two diplomatic employees of the Russian Embassy in the Netherlands. They were wrongly accused of espionage.

“It was announced to the representative of the Dutch embassy that the Russian side, guided by the principle of reciprocity, made a decision to expel from the Russian Federation two diplomatic employees of the Dutch embassy in Moscow. They will have to leave the territory of the Russian Federation within two weeks”, – the Foreign Ministry said.

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