How many more employees of the Russian diplomatic service in Prague will have to leave the country is unknown.
On Wednesday, April 21, the other half of the day, the Czech Republic intends to announce the next expulsion from the country of diplomats of the Russian Federation. This was reported on April 20 by the Seznam Zpravy edition with reference to the keys.
The publication notes that on Wednesday the President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman will hold a ceremony of sending the newly minted Minister of Foreign Affairs of the republic, Yakub Kulganek. We will remind that before this direction, the duties of the head of the Foreign Ministry were performed by the Deputy Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Jan Hamacek.
The new foreign minister of the republic will have to announce the next expulsion of Russian diplomats. According to this publication, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation in Prague, Alexander Zmeevsky, persona non grata will not be made public, he will be invited in the afternoon to the Czech Foreign Ministry, where a protest will be formulated to the diplomat.
Recall that the impetus to the tension in relations between Russia and the Czech Republic was given on April 17, when the Prague authorities announced the expulsion of 18 employees of the Russian Embassy in Prague, which, allegedly, are portrayed as officers of the Russian special services. In response, 20 employees of the Czech Embassy were expelled from Moscow.
The Czech authorities decided to heat up the diplomatic buzz and announced that they were ready to expel all Russian diplomats from the republic. The Russian Foreign Ministry responded that any act of the Czech Republic will be answered by Russia.