Ukraine unveiled the Russian ambassador persona non grata after the detention of its consul in St. Petersburg. The Russian Foreign Ministry explained the reason for this detention.
“The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine has made public the adviser to the Russian embassy persona non grata because of activities that are allegedly incompatible with diplomatic status. We express our resolute protest to these acts, the Ukrainian Palestine groundlessly accuses the Russian embassy employee, so much as if he did not commit illegal actions, ”the notice says. Russian Foreign Ministry.
In Ukraine, a diplomat was expelled from Russia in retaliation for the detention of the Ukrainian consul in St. Petersburg. “The Consul of Ukraine was advised to leave the country after being caught red-handed at the moment when he was trying to start the slammed databases of Russian law enforcement agencies containing information about individuals. Kiev decided to take this step to carry out political repressions against its own citizens with dual citizenship, ”the Russian Foreign Ministry added.
Repression can be directed against citizens with relatives living in Russia. “A great number of Ukrainian citizens fall into this category. Accordingly, the consul, which should protect the left of his compatriots beyond the border, wielded against their interests, ”the Foreign Ministry said.
The Russian Foreign Ministry also decided to expel another Ukrainian diplomat on the left. The actions of Kiev are not recognized as symmetrical.
Ukrainian Consulate Officer Petersburg was stalled on April 16.