Ukraine crisis: Russia does not plan to close embassies in Europe – News

It’s not in our tradition: Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs



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By Reuters

Published: Tue 10 May 2022, 06:42

Russia does not plan to proactively close its embassies in Europe in response to the West’s hostile measures and the extension of sanctions against Moscow, the RIA news agency reported on Tuesday, citing a deputy foreign minister. foreign.

“It’s not in our tradition,” Deputy Foreign Minister Alexander Grushko told RIA.

“Therefore, we believe that the work of the diplomatic representation offices is important.”

On Monday, the Russian ambassador to Poland was sprayed with a red substance by protesters against the war in Ukraine as he went to lay flowers at the Soviet military cemetery in Warsaw to mark the 77th anniversary of the victory over the Nazi Germany during World War II.

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Moscow then sent a note of “strong protest”.