Russia Declares Croatia a Hostile Country

By 22 July 2022
Russia Declares Croatia a Hostile Country
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ZAGREB, 22 July 2022 - The Russian government has added Croatia, Denmark, Greece, Slovakia and Slovenia to its list of hostile countries, against which it is taking countermeasures, the RIA Novosti news agency reported on Friday.

The document gives the number of local staff that can be recruited by the embassies and consulates of these countries in Russia.

Croatia and Slovenia can no longer employ local staff  in their diplomatic and consular posts. Greece is allowed to hire up to 34 people, Denmark 20 and Slovakia 16.

"The list approved by the government is not final and could be expanded given the continued hostile actions of foreign states against Russian missions abroad,” the Russian government said in a statement.

In May last year, similar restrictions were imposed on the diplomatic missions of the United States and the Czech Republic.

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