Russia expels 10 diplomats from Baltic states: Foreign ministry

AFP , Tuesday 29 Mar 2022

Russia said Tuesday it was expelling 10 diplomats from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia in a tit-for-tat move after the Baltic countries expelled Russian diplomats over military action in Ukraine.

Sergey Lavrov
Russia s Foreign Minster Sergey Lavrov during an interview with Serbian media on Tuesday 29 March, 2022. Photo courtesy of Russia s Foreign Ministry Twitter.

The foreign ministry said it summoned the ambassadors of the three EU and NATO member countries and "strongly protested" the "unjustified" expulsion of Russian diplomats.

"Based on the principle of reciprocity", Moscow will be expelling four diplomats from the Lithuanian embassy and three each from the Latvian and Estonian embassies, the ministry added.

These countries had expelled Russian diplomats earlier this month.

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