EU confrontational demarche

Submitted on Tue, 04/05/2022 - 17:08

On 5 April 2022 Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov was informed by the top officials of the European External Action Service that the EU had decided to declare 19 diplomats of the Russian Mission persona non grata.

This openly unfriendly – moreover, hostile and, most importantly, completely groundless step continues the European Union's policy of dismantling the partnership between Russia and the EU, which until recently both sides proudly called strategic.

Ambassador Vladimir Chizhov assured the Secretary General of the European External Action Service Stefano Sannino of the inevitability of adequate reciprocal measures by the Russian side.