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US News The EU condemns the decision of Moscow to expel 20 Czech diplomats

03:05  20 april  2021
03:05  20 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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The European Union deplores Russia’s decision to expel 20 Czech diplomats and stands in full support and solidarity with the Czech Republic, the EU Commission said late on Monday. " The European Union is deeply concerned about the repeating negative pattern of dangerous malign behaviour by Russia in Europe ," the Commission said in a Moscow evicted the Czech embassy employees in response to Prague's expulsion of 18 Russian staff over the suspicion that Russian intelligence was involved in explosions at an ammunition depot in October and December 2014.

Moscow said 20 employees of the Czech embassy had been declared "persona non grata" and must leave the country by the end of Monday. On Saturday, Czech authorities said they would expel 18 Russian diplomats identified by local intelligence as secret agents of the Russian SVR and GRU security services that are suspected of involvement in a 2014 explosion. Czech police also said they were seeking two Russians in connection with the blast that killed two people, and who carried passports used by suspects in the attempted poisoning of former Russian double agent Sergei Skripal

Czech Republic-Russia / EU: EU condemns the decision of Moscow to expel 20 Czech diplomats

April 20 (Reuters) - the European Union deplores The decision of Russia to expel 20 Czech diplomats and fully supports the Czech Republic, said the European Commission in a statement published Monday night.

"The European Union is deeply concerned by the harmful habits of the malicious behavior of Russia in Europe," she said.

"Russia must stop these activities, which violate international principles and perfectly established standards and threaten stability in Europe," the Commission added.

earlier in the day, Prague had said to judge "excessive" the reaction of Moscow to the diplomatic crisis between the two countries.

Russia has expelled employees from the Czech Embassy in Moscow after the Czech Republic accused the Russian secret services of being involved in the explosion of an ammunition depot in 2014 and expelled 18 Russian diplomats. (Sabine Siebold, French version Jean Terzian)

Pakistan. Parliament will vote to expel the French ambassador .
© Reuters / Stringer / File Photo a supporter of the Islamist party Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) during a demonstration in Lahore, Pakistan, April 13, 2021. On Tuesday, April 20, the Pakistani Parliament will vote to request the expulsion of the Ambassador of Hexagon, after days of anti-France demonstration.

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