The State Department assessed the decision to expel Russian diplomats from Slovakia

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Washington has welcomed the expulsion of Russian diplomats from Slovakia, US State Department spokeswoman Morgan Ortagus said on Tuesday, August 11.

According to her, Bratislava has shown that “it will not tolerate politically motivated criminal actions of Russia on Slovak territory or in Europe.”

“The US welcomes Slovakia’s recent actions to defend against threats posed by foreign malicious actors to its sovereignty,” Ortagus said in a statement. Twitter.

Bloomberg reported that Slovakia decided to expel three Russian diplomats a day earlier, citing an anonymous official. He noted that they are suspected of espionage. The information was later confirmed by the Slovak Foreign Ministry, Reuters reported.

The Russian Foreign Ministry promised a mirror response to the situation.

In early June, the Czech Republic declared two employees of Rossotrudnichestvo persona non grata against the background of an alleged incident with poison, which was brought to the republic by a man with a Russian diplomatic passport.

It was argued that the poison was intended to poison the head of the Prague-6 district Ondřej Kolář and the primator of Prague Zdenek Grzyb, who were involved in the demolition of the monument to the USSR Marshal Ivan Konev in Prague and the appropriation of the square in front of the Russian embassy named after Boris Nemtsov.

In response, two Czech citizens were expelled by Moscow on June 15, and they were given two days to get ready.

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