MOSCOW, June 15. /TASS/. Two employees of the Czech Embassy in Moscow in retaliation for the expulsion of Russian diplomats declared persona non grata, they should leave Russia before the end of the day on June 17. This is stated in a statement on Monday, the Russian foreign Ministry following the meeting with the Ambassador of the Czech Republic.

As recalled in Smolensk square, the Czech diplomat was summoned to the foreign Ministry in connection with the announcement on 5 June of this year two employees of the Russian Embassy in the Czech Republic persona non grata on the basis of “absurd and unsubstantiated accusations.”

“based on the principle of reciprocity, and article 9 of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations of 1961, a persona non grata declared two employees of the Czech Embassy in Moscow, — have informed in the Ministry. They prescribed along with the family members to leave the territory of the Russian Federation until the end of the day June 17”.

“the Ambassador was told that the measure is a mirror in response to the provocative action of the official Prague, which was taken without any reason that acknowledged by the Czech authorities, — stressed in dipvedomstva. — The announcement of them the same solution at the level of Prime Minister country Andrew Babish and Minister of foreign Affairs Tomasz Peter only confirms that the line to the aggravation of relations with Russia now elevated to the rank of state policy. Such developments we will consider in the General context of our relations with the Czech Republic”.