Czech ambassador summoned to Russian foreign ministry

Czech ambassador summoned to Russian foreign ministry

Czech Ambassador to Russia Vitezslav Pivonka has left the building of the Russian foreign ministry where he was informed about Russia’s measures to respond to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from the Czech Republic.

"We were informed now," he said when asked whether any response measures were announced. "It was Russia’s response."

The Czech diplomat spent 20 minutes inside the Russian foreign ministry building, TASS reported.

A well-informed source said earlier the Czech ambassador would be summoned to the Russian foreign ministry.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis and First Deputy Prime Minister Jan Hamacek on Saturday announced the expulsion of 18 employees of the Russian embassy in Prague, who were allegedly "officers of Russian special services."

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