Europe: expulsion of Russian diplomats required

One must act quickly and decisively against disruptive measures by the Russian intelligence services in the EU, it said in a decision on Thursday. Unity of the EU countries towards Russia is the best strategy.

The Czech Republic accuses Russian secret services of being responsible for explosions in an ammunition dump in Vrbetice in the east of the country in 2014, which left two dead. The Kremlin vehemently denies the allegations. In the political conflict that followed the allegation, the countries mutually expelled dozens of diplomats. Individual other EU states then also expelled Russian diplomats.