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Czech Republic informs NATO allies why it expelled Russian embassy staff
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Czech Republic informs NATO allies why it expelled Russian embassy staff

 

At a meeting of the North Atlantic Council (NAC) on Tuesday, 20 April, the Czech Republic informed its NATO allies about the reasons for the expulsion of 18 Russian embassy employees and Russia's subsequent retaliation.

The involvement of Russian GRU agents in the Vrbětice explosion is an unacceptable violation of the Czech Republic's sovereignty and national security and calls for an appropriate response.

The Czech Republic thanked its allies for their expressions of solidarity so far and requested a joint statement at the NATO level.

Subsequently, the Czech Republic asked its allies for another NAC meeting at the end of this week to discuss other possible coordinated steps. 

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