Foreign Ministry: Moscow is known only from the media about a possible withdrawal of Western diplomats


MOSCOW, March 23. /TASS/. Moscow is known only from the media about a possible withdrawal of Western diplomats, official requests to the Russian foreign Ministry has not yet been reported. This was stated on Friday by Deputy Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry, Artem Kozhin.

“We have this information [about a possible recall of the diplomats] know only from mass media”, – he said.

“In the officially prescribed manner to us with these questions as no one asked. Appeal – theme will be”, – said Kozhin.

Earlier at a meeting in Brussels, the heads of state and government of the European Union decided to withdraw from Moscow for consultations of the Ambassador of EU in Russia Markus Ederer after the incident with the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Skripal in English Salisbury. As told TASS a source in the European Council, some EU countries also intend to follow the example of the UK and is considering to withdraw its diplomats from Russia or to expel Russian diplomats. According to the interlocutor of the Agency, “while less than half of the countries – EU members are willing to go to such measures.” Among them Poland, France and the three Baltic republics, he said.

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