“The Government has updated the list of foreign States that have committed unfriendly actions against Russian diplomatic and consular missions abroad. The list includes Croatia, Greece, Denmark, Slovakia and Slovenia,” the Foreign Ministry’s communique refers.
The order responds to President Vladimir Putin’s Decree No. 243, of April 23, 2021, “About measures to influence and counteract foreign nations in their unfriendly actions.”
The document also provides for limiting the possibility, even to a total ban, of hiring employees from among persons residing in Russia for embassies, consulates and representative offices of government agencies.
“The list approved by the Government, in addition to the names of the countries, states the number of persons located on the Russian territory with whom the diplomatic missions of those territories and their consular offices may sign employment contracts,” the Foreign Ministry’s text reviews. The list approved by the Russian Government is not definitive and it may be expanded given the continued unfriendly actions by foreign States against Russian missions abroad, the communique summarizes.