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Russia expels two staff members of the Embassy of Finland in Moscow

Ministry for Foreign Affairs
Publication date 17.5.2022 15.04 | Published in English on 18.5.2022 at 14.10
Press release

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation notified Ambassador of Finland Antti Helanterä of their decision on 17 May. Russia has announced corresponding measures also regarding several countries that have expelled Russian diplomats.

The expulsion of staff members of the Finnish Embassy in Moscow by Russia is a countermeasure to Finland’s decision on Friday 8 April to expel two members of the sent personnel of the Embassy of Russia in Helsinki.

The decision by Russia is not related to the activities of the expelled individuals. They must leave Russia within two weeks.

The identities of the embassy staff members expelled from Russia is not public information. The Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland will not provide further information about this matter.


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