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Newsline: Slovakia cuts Russia’s embassy staff by 35

Slovakia has ordered Russia’s embassy to cut its staff by 35, a foreign ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday, citing unacceptable activity by another Russian diplomat. The aim of the move was to “set a maximum number of diplomatic and service passport holders at this (Russian) mission,” spokesperson Juraj Tomaga said in a statement. (https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/slovakia-cuts-russias-embassy-staff-by-35-foreign-ministry-2022-03-30/) The move cuts the embassy staff roughly to a half of its previous size, according to calculations in Slovak media. On March 14, Slovakia expelled three Russian embassy staff.

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