Crisis Response

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

Brussels, 05/02/2021 - 16:28, UNIQUE ID: 210205_16
Statements by the HR/VP

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.