Slovakia will expel 3 employees of the Russian Embassy, – reports BBC based on local media.According to the same source, the expulsion is related to Zelimkhan Khangoshvili’s murder.
“According to information from the Slovak intelligence services, their activities were in contradiction with the Vienna convention on diplomatic relations.On the top of that, there had been an abuse of visas issued at the Slovak general consulate in St Petersburg, and in this connection a serious crime was committed on the territory of another EU and NATO member state,” stated the spokesman of Slovakian MFA.
According to BBC, one of the suspects in the plot of the murder of Zelimkhan Khangoshvili entered the EU with Slovakian VISA. It is said in Russia that the country will respond to this act appropriately.
Last year, Germany expelled two Russian diplomats which was related to Zelimkhan Khangoshvili’s case. In response, Russia expelled two German diplomats.