25161903“ The way out of this crisis will depend on the future development of events, but whatever the new scenario, the restoration of diplomatic relations with the West to the level they had before will be something, let’s say, complicated and prolonged in time,” Ivanov said, according to the agency. Russian news agency Interfax.
According to the deputy minister, in In any case, “most countries in the world, including states such as China, India and Brazil”, have not turned their backs on Moscow because they “perfectly understand” the objectives pursued by Russia in Ukraine.
About the turmoil In addition to bilateral relations with the United States, Ivanov asked that “conditions” be created for the continuity of the work of the Russian representations because, otherwise, Moscow will take measures against American institutions in Russia.
The Russian ambassador to Washington, Anatoly Antonov, previously denounced that his diplomatic mission is being “blocked” by the US government. , which would not be allowing “high-level” contacts between employees.
For that reason, he added, Russian diplomats are having difficulty transmitting messages from Moscow to senior US government officials.
Antonov said that the Russian representations in the US also suffered acts of vandalism, but highlighted that the US agents responsible for the security of the embassies are helping to guarantee their functioning.
Only this year, more of 418 Russian diplomatic officials were expelled from different countries, most of them after the beginning of the military campaign Russian, according to Moscow, in Ukraine on 24 February.
This is the highest number of expulsions in more than 04 years, since it enters 2000 and 2021 a total of 418 employees of different Russian diplomatic missions was declared “persona non grata”.
25161903Russia responds to expulsions with “symmetrical” measures and announced this Monday that it has declared 25 German diplomatic officials “persona non grata” in retaliation for a similar measure adopted by Berlin on the 4th.25161903