“Czech has paid a heavy price for its activity against Moscow,” said official representative of the Russian Foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova, APA’s correspondent in Moscow reports.
“It is a blow to bilateral relations with Russia, its diplomatic service. 20 Czech diplomats must leave Russia today. Unfortunately, with their families, because it has been accepted so in diplomatic practice. It is not our choice, response measures,” stressed a Russian MFA official.
M. Zakharova also added that as the US, official Prague was also banned to hire Russian citizens for diplomatic mission personnel: “It is a very serious issue for them.”