Dmitry Peskov, a spokesman for Kremlin In media statements, “It is unfortunate. Reducing opportunities for communication at the diplomatic level in these difficult circumstances” reflects “a narrow-mindedness that will complicate yet more” relations between Russia and the European Union.
“This will inevitably lead to retaliatory measures,” he added.
after France And Germany, on Monday, announced on Tuesday Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Spain, in turn, that it would expel dozens of Russian diplomats, which would lead to a further deterioration in relations with Moscow.
The expulsion decisions came after the discovery of dozens of bodies belonging to civilians near Kyiv, the Ukrainian authorities accused Russia of killing them, which they deny. Moscow Accusing the Ukrainian authorities of “fabricating” all of this.
Ministry responded Russian Foreign she is the other On the news of the expulsion of its diplomats from several countries, by saying that “Russia will take revenge.”
The TASS news agency quoted a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Russian Foreign Maria Zakharova said that Russia would have an “appropriate response” to the expulsion of diplomats.
As former Russian President and Vice President of the country’s Security Council Dmitry Medvedev said late Monday, Russia It will have an equally forceful response to the expulsion of its diplomats from a number of Western countries.
And he said Medvedev In a post on his Telegram channel: “Everyone knows the response: It will be just as powerful and devastating to bilateral relations… Who are they to be punished? First of all… themselves.”