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Russia: Moscow expels two German diplomats following Berlin murder row01:43

Russia: Moscow expels two German diplomats following Berlin murder row

Russian Federation, Moscow
December 12, 2019 at 09:41 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the German ambassador to Moscow on Thursday and informed him that two German diplomats would be expelled in response to Berlin expelling two Russian diplomats last week.

Footage shows German ambassador to Moscow Geza Andreas von Geyr entering and leaving the Foreign Ministry this morning.

"As a retaliatory measure, the Russian side has decided to declare two employees of the German embassy in Russia 'persona non grata" a Russian Foreign Ministry statement said.

Last Wednesday, Germany expelled two Russian diplomats employed at the Russian Embassy in Berlin with immediate effect, in connection with the murder of the Georgian national by a 49-year old Russian citizen.

Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office has said there was “sufficient evidence” showing that the murder was carried out on behalf of the Russian state or by Chechnya.

Russia: Moscow expels two German diplomats following Berlin murder row01:43
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The Russian Foreign Ministry summoned the German ambassador to Moscow on Thursday and informed him that two German diplomats would be expelled in response to Berlin expelling two Russian diplomats last week.

Footage shows German ambassador to Moscow Geza Andreas von Geyr entering and leaving the Foreign Ministry this morning.

"As a retaliatory measure, the Russian side has decided to declare two employees of the German embassy in Russia 'persona non grata" a Russian Foreign Ministry statement said.

Last Wednesday, Germany expelled two Russian diplomats employed at the Russian Embassy in Berlin with immediate effect, in connection with the murder of the Georgian national by a 49-year old Russian citizen.

Germany’s federal prosecutor’s office has said there was “sufficient evidence” showing that the murder was carried out on behalf of the Russian state or by Chechnya.

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