EU High Representative for Foreign and Security Policy Josep Borrell said that all member states of the European Union expressed their unwillingness to aggravate relations with Russia after diplomatic scandals with the Czech Republic and Bulgaria.
As reported by TASS, he said this at a press conference following the meeting of the foreign ministers of the 27 countries of the community in Brussels.
“We reaffirmed our strong support for the Czech Republic and Bulgaria, but all countries agree that there is no need to continue escalating tensions with Russia,” he said.
Thus, he answered the question of journalists whether the EU intends to collectively expel Russian diplomats at the request of the Czech Republic.
Earlier it was reported that the Prime Minister of the Czech Republic Andrei Babis at the informal summit of the European Union in Portuguese Porto asked the EU countries to send “at least one” Russian diplomat because of the situation around the investigation of the explosions in Vrbetica in 2014.