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Moscow expels 34 French diplomats in response

Moscow expels 34 French diplomats in response

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced that it had decided to expel 34 employees of the French diplomatic mission. This decision is explained by the response. They must leave the Russian Federation within 2 weeks. 

After France announced that it was decided to declare 41 employees of Russian diplomatic institutions persona non grata, the Russian Foreign Ministry summoned French Ambassador Pierre Levy to protest.

“It was emphasized that this step causes serious damage to Russian-French relations and constructive bilateral cooperation,” the Russian Foreign Ministry said.”As a response, 34 employees of French diplomatic institutions in Russia have been declared “persona non grata”. They are ordered to leave the territory of Russia