US supports Czech decision to deport 18 Russian diplomats

US supports Czech decision to deport 18 Russian diplomats

The US administration supported the Czech administration, which decided to expel 18 Russian diplomats on the grounds that they were working for the Russian intelligence service.

US State Department Spokesperson Ned Price made a statement on his Twitter account regarding the Czech decision.


“The United States stands by the Czech Republic, which has resolutely responded to Russia’s destructive actions in Czech territory. We must act decisively in responding to the actions of Russia, our allies and partners that damage territorial integrity, energy security and critical infrastructure areas,” Price said in his statement.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babiş said that 18 Russian diplomats worked for the Russian intelligence service and that there were serious suspicions that the country was related to an explosion in an ammunition depot in the South Moravia region in 2014, and therefore asked 18 Russian diplomats to leave the country within 48 hours.

Russia, on the other hand, denied the allegations and argued that the decision was wrong.

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