Slovakia declares expulsion of three employees of the Russian embassy

Prime Minister of Slovakia said that the country expels three employees of the Russian embassy. It is reported on Thursday, April 22, the publication Bloomberg. The diplomats are instructed to leave the country within a week.

The day before it became known that the foreign ministers of the Visegrad Group (Poland, Slovakia and Hungary) expressed solidarity with the latest actions taken by the Czech authorities against Russia. The foreign ministers stressed that they condemn all actions that threaten the security of sovereign countries and their citizens.

On April 17, Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiš said Czech authorities suspected Russian special services of involvement in the 2014 explosion at an ammunition depot in Vrbetica. On the same day, the Czech Republic announced its decision to expel 18 Russian diplomats.