Russia has suspended the work of its permanent mission to NATO since the beginning of November after the decision of the North Atlantic Alliance to revoke the accreditation of eight employees of the Russian permanent mission. This was announced on Monday at a press conference by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, answering a TASS question.
“As a result of purposeful steps on the part of NATO, we practically do not have proper conditions for elementary diplomatic activity, and in response to NATO’s actions, we suspend the work of our permanent mission to NATO, including the work of the chief military representative, probably from November 1 or maybe it will take a few more days, ”he said.
Lavrov also said that the activities of the NATO information bureau in Moscow are being terminated.
“Just today we announced such [ответных] steps. The NATO International Secretariat has already been notified, ”Lavrov said.
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