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Russia’s MFA calls expulsion of Russian diplomats unreasonable

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Russia’s MFA calls expulsion of Russian diplomats unreasonable


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Moscow is forced to take retaliatory measures because German authorities reported the expulsion of two Russian diplomats from the country, the Russian Foreign Ministry said. Berlin declared employees of the Russian Embassy persona non grata, RIA Novosti reported.

The MFA noted that the actions of Berlin were baseless and unfriendly. The ministry emphasized that crime investigation issues should not be politicized.

Two employees of the Russian embassy were declared non-grata due to an investigation into the murder of a Georgian citizen. In a statement by the German Foreign Ministry, they noted that they expected assistance from Russia in the investigation.

The crime happened three months ago. A forty-year-old man was shot dead in the Moabit neighborhood of Berlin. According to local media, the victim was fatally wounded from a firearm in the head. The prosecutor's office of the German capital later said that the suspect had been detained. It turned out to be a 49-year-old Russian citizen. He was found to have a “murder weapon” and, presumably, a bicycle on which the suspect was trying to flee.

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