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"Moscow will answer in a mirror": The Russian Foreign Ministry promised a response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Slovakia

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"Moscow will answer in a mirror": The Russian Foreign Ministry promised a response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Slovakia

Slovakia is expelling three Russian diplomats from the country, all of them have already been declared non grata. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia, Juraj Tomaga.


The Slovak foreign ministry refused to name the expelled Russian diplomats, stating that their actions "were contrary to the Vienna Convention." According to the Slovak special services, all declared non grata Russians were engaged in espionage activities under diplomatic cover. They must leave Slovakia within this week.

I cannot name the (expelled) employees of the Russian diplomatic mission, but at the same time I can confirm that a decision was made to expel them from Slovakia

- added Tomaga.

In addition, according to the representative of the Slovak Foreign Ministry, abuses with visas issued by the Consulate General of Slovakia in St. Petersburg have been revealed.

In this regard, a serious crime was committed on the territory of another state - a member of NATO and the European Union

- he said.

The Slovak Foreign Ministry did not explain whether these two events are related and how, but there is a version that Russian diplomats are allegedly somehow connected with the murder in Berlin in 2019 of a citizen of Georgia, a citizen of Chechnya, Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, who entered the country on a Slovak visa.

Meanwhile, the Russian Foreign Ministry stressed that in response to the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Slovakia, Moscow will respond in a mirror image.

According to the expert of the Valdai Discussion Club Artem Kureev RIA News, Washington's request may be behind the expulsion of Russian diplomats. According to the expert, recently Slovakia has adhered to an anti-Russian course, actively cooperating with the United States.

Perhaps it was a request from Washington, however, it is also likely that Bratislava, following the Czech Republic, wanted to indicate loyalty to the White House on its own. Well, a reason can be invented and replicated in the media, as well as vaguely described in a note about expulsion. (...) If diplomats were caught doing something really reprehensible, they would not just be expelled, a huge scandal would have erupted in the anti-Russian media

- he added.
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  1. military_cat
    military_cat 11 August 2020 08: 44 New
    +1
    Again Russophobia, or what? The number and variety of countries whose claims against Russia reach the level of diplomatic demarches never ceases to amaze.
    1. Tatyana
      Tatyana 11 August 2020 09: 35 New
      +2
      The Slovak Foreign Ministry refused to name the expelled Russian diplomats,

      Generally speaking, Slovakia borders on the Czech Republic, Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and Austria.
      The first 3 countries are unambiguously Russophobic and cannot but exert their Russophobic influence on Slovakia.
      Compared to the Czech Republic, Slovakia in Czechoslovakia was more of an agricultural region, while the Czech Republic was an industrial region.
      It must be assumed that at present the Slovaks are forced to work as guest workers in the same Czech Republic and Poland.
      Hence the Russophobic influence on the part of these countries on Slovakia, and even, for sure, under the "kick" from Washington.
  2. Olgovich
    Olgovich 11 August 2020 08: 44 New
    +7
    Send all Slovaks to the Embassy of Slovakia in Russia, except for the ambassador.

    Insolent ...
    1. Vita vko
      Vita vko 11 August 2020 09: 24 New
      +4
      Quote: Olgovich
      Send all Slovaks to the Embassy of Slovakia in Russia, except the ambassador

      A complete breakdown of diplomatic, commercial and financial relations would be much more effective. If they did this with the Baltic countries at once, now the ambition of the countries earning on Russophobia has significantly decreased. Although the United States allocates billions for anti-Russian propaganda, even they will not cover all the economic losses. In addition, in this way it was possible to stop money laundering and export of capital abroad long ago. And now, even state-owned companies through their daughters do not disdain this.
    2. Yura
      Yura 11 August 2020 09: 48 New
      0
      Quote: Olgovich
      Send all Slovaks to the Embassy of Slovakia in Russia, except for the ambassador.

      Insolent ...

      And the ambassador too, but send!
    3. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 11 August 2020 10: 03 New
      0
      Quote: Olgovich
      Send all Slovaks to the Embassy of Slovakia in Russia, except for the ambassador.

      Insolent ...

      What for? Normal diplomatic conflict. How many were there, and how many more will there be? Or do you think that intelligence will stop using the diplomatic roof?
      1. Olgovich
        Olgovich 11 August 2020 10: 08 New
        +1
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Or do you think that intelligence will stop using the diplomatic roof?

        Of course not.

        BUT - in this case, no evidence, nothing. And three at once.

        I think that there are no real reasons
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 11 August 2020 10: 11 New
          -1
          Quote: Olgovich
          Quote: Aaron Zawi
          Or do you think that intelligence will stop using the diplomatic roof?

          Of course not.

          BUT - in this case, no evidence, nothing. And three at once.

          I think that there are no real reasons

          Well, we don't know that. And then among us representatives of small peoples, pride and vulnerability are much higher because of the feeling of vulnerability and you can't do anything about it.
    4. mig29mks
      mig29mks 11 August 2020 11: 23 New
      0
      Maybe it's enough to mirror the answer? Maybe it's time to anticipate?
      1. Dr. Frankenstucker
        Dr. Frankenstucker 12 August 2020 11: 09 New
        0
        Quote: mig29mks
        Maybe it's time to anticipate?

        What specific advice can you give to our Foreign Ministry?
  3. seregin-s1
    seregin-s1 11 August 2020 08: 45 New
    +2
    Send the ambassador of Slovakia, close the embassy! Got symmetrical answers! Each Pug barks and bites.
  4. barin
    barin 11 August 2020 08: 47 New
    +6
    the expulsion of Russian diplomats may be a request from Washington

    Then let three additional American diplomats be expelled
  5. Igor Polovodov
    Igor Polovodov 11 August 2020 08: 47 New
    +1
    Slovaks and Czechs, these are not Czechoslovakians ...
  6. Woodman
    Woodman 11 August 2020 08: 52 New
    +4
    that Russian diplomats are allegedly somehow connected with the murder in Berlin in 2019 of a citizen of Chechnya, Georgian citizen Zelimkhan Khangoshvili, who entered the country on a Slovak visa.

    As the Süddeutsche Zeitung wrote, Khangoshvili ... participated in the second Chechen war, was a field commander, fought on the side of Shamil Basayev and Aslan Maskhadov. Under his command were 60 fighters ... in Russia, a Chechen has been put on the wanted list since 2002 on suspicion of terrorism.

    A good terrorist is a dead terrorist. While a terrorist may not be good, a dead terrorist is definitely better than a living one.
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 11 August 2020 10: 05 New
      +4
      Quote: Lesovik

      A good terrorist is a dead terrorist. While a terrorist may not be good, a dead terrorist is definitely better than a living one.

      And all these should know that there is no statute of limitations for them.
  7. cniza
    cniza 11 August 2020 08: 52 New
    +4
    I cannot name the (expelled) employees of the Russian diplomatic mission, but at the same time I can confirm that a decision was made to expel them from Slovakia


    These are what they are not happy with or the owner kicked ...
  8. nalogoplatelschik
    nalogoplatelschik 11 August 2020 08: 55 New
    +3
    I cannot imagine what kind of secrets of Slovakia our diplomats found out. My imagination paints different pictures.
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 11 August 2020 09: 08 New
      0
      Quote: nalogoplatelschik
      My imagination paints different pictures.

      And it turns out? wassat
  9. max702
    max702 11 August 2020 09: 08 New
    0
    Here it is necessary not to diplomats. But to beat the wallet .. What is there with the Slovak business with us? And we will survive tourism without their beer.
  10. Zaurbek
    Zaurbek 11 August 2020 09: 20 New
    0
    I already lost the thread .. what did our guys do again? If only the general plan was announced.
  11. Lord of the Sith
    Lord of the Sith 11 August 2020 09: 29 New
    +2
    So much for your brothers. Well, where this pot-bellied little thing climbs like a cockroach under a dump truck.
  12. bulava
    bulava 11 August 2020 09: 30 New
    +1
    Why pay any attention to these clowns ...
    First, they lay under Austria-Hungary, then under the Nazis, they threw their Czech brothers, and now they hang on subsidies from the European Union ...
    You can close diplomatic relations with them altogether - no one will notice this
  13. RUnnm
    RUnnm 11 August 2020 09: 34 New
    +1
    It was a sinful thing to think that the author had made a mistake with the name of the country, and that for so long the last wave of expulsion reached the Baltic states. An, no. True, Slovakia. Why did they just need this scandal - I cannot understand. Well, it’s been known for a long time that you will send out the secret service officers you know, they will send new ones about whom you know nothing.
  14. Gardamir
    Gardamir 11 August 2020 09: 38 New
    -5
    Let someone tell you about the great foreign policy.
    More like political masochism they have us, and we are proud.
    1. unaha
      unaha 11 August 2020 09: 43 New
      +1
      Politics (including external, and perhaps it is just in the first place) - derivatives of the economy. What the economy is, so is the politics.
  15. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 11 August 2020 09: 50 New
    +3
    all declared non grata Russians engaged in espionage activities under diplomatic cover
    Name a country that does not carry out intelligence activities, incl. and under diplomatic cover. And the fact that they tried to pull our diplomats by the ears into killing a Chechen is a trend - without publicity of Russian interference, you are not a real European. Something dragged on for a long time, Germany was born much faster. In fact, three Slovaks will set off for their penates.
  16. Operator
    Operator 11 August 2020 10: 44 New
    +1
    Damn, what else can diplomats do, if not obtaining information about the host country by all available means? We must not forget to cut off gas transit through Slovakia after the commissioning of the SP-2 and impose sanctions on all Slovak goods.
  17. bald
    bald 11 August 2020 13: 43 New
    +1
    It is high time to answer not in a mirror, but in a hyper mirror, and this is how everyone should be treated.
  18. iouris
    iouris 11 August 2020 20: 22 New
    +1
    Slovakia is to blame for everything!