The government of the Russian Federation has expanded the list of unfriendly countries against which countermeasures are being taken, as reported by the press service of the Cabinet of Ministers. The corresponding order was signed by the Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Mikhail Mishustin.
Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, and Slovakia joined the list. As specified, the document indicates the number of employees that the embassies and consulates of these states can hire in Russia. Thus, for Greece, a limit of 34 people was set, for Denmark it is 20, for Slovakia – 16 people. Slovenia and Croatia can no longer employ local staff in their diplomatic missions and consular posts.
“The list approved by the government is not final and, taking into account the ongoing hostile actions of foreign states directed against Russian missions abroad, it may expand,” the statement warns.
It is reminded that in May last year, similar restrictions were imposed on the diplomatic missions of the US and the Czech Republic. In addition, in March 2022, Russian government approved a list of foreign states and territories committing unfriendly actions against Russia, which contains 48 participants: Australia, Albania, Andorra, UK, all EU countries, Iceland, Canada, Liechtenstein, Micronesia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, USA, Taiwan, Ukraine, Montenegro, Switzerland, Japan.
Source: RIA Novosti