Czech Republic Expels One Member of Russia’s Embassy Staff

The Czech Republic expelled one member of the diplomatic staff at Russia’s embassy in Prague, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

“(The person) was requested to leave the Czech Republic within 72 hours. Together with our Allies, we are reducing the Russian intelligence presence in the EU,” the ministry said on its Twitter account.

Earlier on Tuesday, Belgium announced the expulsion of 21 Russian diplomats, and the Netherlands expelled 17 Russian intelligence agents who were accredited as diplomats.

The 21 Russians working at Moscow’s embassy in Brussels were all accredited as diplomats but were working on spying and influencing operations, a ministry spokesperson said.

Moreover, Ireland asked four senior officials at the Russian Embassy to leave the country.


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