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Two employees of the German Embassy in Moscow are expected to leave Russia in response to seven days, the corresponding note was handed to German Ambassador Geza Andreas von Geyr, summoned to the Russian Foreign Ministry on Thursday.  This is stated in the message of the diplomatic service.

“The head of the German diplomatic mission was vigorously protested in connection with the groundless decision of the German government on December 4, 2019 to declare two employees of the Russian embassy in Berlin persona non grata,” the diplomatic service said.

“In this regard, guided by the principle of reciprocity and article 9 of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961, the Russian side decided to declare two grenades of the FRG embassy in Russia as persona non grata. They are ordered to leave our country within seven days.  The ambassador of Germany was handed a note of the appropriate content, “the RF Foreign Ministry said.

On December 4, the German Foreign Ministry declared non-grata two employees of the Russian Embassy.  This is due to the killing of a Georgian citizen on August 23 in Berlin.  The suspect in the case is a Russian.  The diplomatic mission explained its decision by the insufficient, according to the German side, cooperation of the Russian authorities.

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