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Russia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs announces “retaliatory steps” against Polish diplomatic missions

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The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Thursday that it would “take retaliatory steps” against the Polish embassy in Moscow and general consulates in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg. This is intended to be a response to restrictions regarding the rules for the movement of Russian diplomats on Polish territory.

Russia will take retaliatory steps against the Polish embassy in Moscow and general consulates in Irkutsk, Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg, said Maria Zakharova, spokeswoman for the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday.

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According to her, on May 28, the Russian embassy in Warsaw received a note stating that starting June 1, the Russian side should inform in advance Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs about plans for employees of Russian diplomatic missions to travel beyond the borders of the voivodeships in which these diplomatic missions are located. This requirement does not apply to the ambassador, consuls general and the head of the consular section of the embassy.

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Zakharova said that the note mentions reporting in advance the names of traveling people, the date, purpose and route of their departure, as well as data on means of transport. The requirement applies to employees of the Russian embassy in Warsaw and general consulates in Gdańsk, Kraków and Poznań

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