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Russia: Statement by High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell on the expulsion of European diplomats

05.02.2021
Brussels

During my meeting earlier today with Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Moscow, I learned that three European diplomats are going to be expelled from Russia. I strongly condemned this decision and rejected the allegations that they conducted activities incompatible with their status as foreign diplomats. The decision should be reconsidered. I stressed the European Union’s unity and solidarity with the Member States concerned.

Peter Stano
Lead Spokesperson for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
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