The Polish authorities have declared three Russian diplomats persona non grata. This was announced on Thursday by the Polish Foreign Ministry.
“On April 15, 2021, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Poland was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The ambassador was presented with a diplomatic note containing information on recognizing three employees of the Russian Embassy in Warsaw as persona non grata,” the statement says.
According to the Polish Foreign Ministry, “the basis for such a decision was the violation of the conditions of diplomatic status by these persons”, as well as the alleged “actions to the detriment of the Republic of Poland.”
“Poland is fully in solidarity with the decisions taken by the United States on April 15, 2021, which relate to policy towards Russia. Jointly adopted, agreed allied decisions are the most correct response to the unfriendly actions of the Russian Federation,” the Polish Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
Earlier, the press secretary of the Russian diplomatic mission in the republic, Vladimir Alexandrov, confirmed to the TASS correspondent the information about the summons of the Russian ambassador to Poland Sergei Andreev to the Foreign Ministry. The embassy has not yet commented on this situation.
US President Joe Biden on Thursday signed a decree imposing sanctions on Russia. In particular, the United States prohibits its companies from directly purchasing Russian debt securities issued by the Central Bank, the National Wealth Fund, or the RF Ministry of Finance after June 14, 2021. In addition, the United States is expelling 10 diplomats working at the Russian Embassy in Washington, among whom, according to the American side, there are “representatives of the Russian intelligence services.”