NATO’s line towards Moscow is becoming more and more aggressive, the Russian Foreign Ministry said, commenting on the actions of the alliance to revoke accreditation from employees of the Russian permanent mission.
“The Russian threat is being inflated, among other things, with the aim of strengthening the internal unity of the alliance, to create the appearance of its” relevance “in modern geopolitical conditions,” the agency’s website says.
In connection with the “unfriendly actions” of the North Atlantic bloc, Moscow suspended the work of the permanent mission of Russia to NATO, and also terminates the work of the NATO information center in Moscow.
This decision was made after the alliance revoked the accreditation of eight employees of the permanent mission of the Russian Federation at the organization. As a result, the Russian side “practically lacks” the necessary conditions for diplomatic activity, said earlier Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov.
The Russian Foreign Ministry indicated that the Russian ambassador to Belgium is authorized to maintain emergency contacts with NATO headquarters.