Russia expands list of "unfriendly" countries
Russia expands the list of "unfriendly" countries and limits the number of individuals with whom diplomatic missions of hostile nations and their consular offices may enter into employment agreements.
The Russian cabinet said on Friday the Russian government has expanded the list of “unfriendly” countries to include Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, and Slovakia.
The cabinet statement read that "the government has updated the list of foreign states that commit unfriendly actions against Russian diplomatic and consular missions abroad. The list includes Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia, and Slovakia.”
The list also specifies the number of persons residing on Russian soil with whom diplomatic missions of hostile nations and their consular offices may enter into employment agreements.
The update specifies that Greece has a limit of 34 people, Denmark 20, and Slovakia 16. Slovenia and Croatia, however, won't be able to fill positions at their consular offices and diplomatic missions. The statement stated that the list was not complete and might be extended.
Previously, on March 7, the Russian Federation's Government adopted a list of foreign governments and territories that engage in hostile measures and sanctions against Russia, its enterprises, and individuals.
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Included on the list is the US, Canada, the EU, the UK, Montenegro, Switzerland, Albania, Andorra, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Monaco, Norway, San Marino, North Macedonia, and also Japan, South Korea, Australia, Micronesia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Taiwan.
The countries mentioned in the list imposed or joined the massive sanctions against Russia after the start of the special military operation by the Russian Armed Forces in Ukraine, yet interestingly, most of them remain dependent on Russian energy supplies.
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