In his phone conversation with Jakub Kulhanek, who was brought to the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmitro Kuleba expressed his determined support for the Czech Republic against Russia in the diplomat crisis.
In his post on Twitter, Kuleba stated that Ukraine reiterated its determined support for the Czech Republic in the face of Russia’s bad actions in Czech territory.
Inviting Czech diplomats who were expelled from Moscow to work in Ukraine, Kuleba noted that this would strengthen the Czech diplomatic presence in their country.
“DIPLOMAT” CRISIS BETWEEN CZECHIA AND RUSSIA
Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiş announced on 17 April that 18 Russian diplomats were expelled on the grounds that they were linked to an explosion in the country in 2014.
Thereupon, Russia declared 20 diplomats from the Czech Embassy in Moscow as non grata.
Finally, Czechia announced that it would expel more Russian diplomats in order to match the number of Russian diplomats serving in Prague to the number of Czech diplomats serving in Moscow.
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