Russia Gives the Boot to 2 Latvian Diplomats in Payback

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Russia expels 2 Latvian diplomats in retaliation

The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday that it will expel two diplomatic employees from the Latvian diplomatic mission in Moscow as a retaliatory move, reported Xinhua.

The ministry on Thursday summoned Latvian Charge d'Affaires Dace Rutka and expressed strong protest over announcing two Russian diplomats in the Latvian capital Riga as "persona non grata without any grounds," it said in a statement.

The ministry said it has informed the Latvian side that if Riga continues hostile actions against Russian diplomats, Moscow will "inevitably take other steps that will be painful for Riga."


  1. LanaSmith81 says

    It’s unfortunate to see diplomatic tensions escalating between Russia and Latvia. Both sides need to find a way to communicate and resolve issues without resorting to expulsions and retaliations.

  2. AlexanderSmith says

    As a Russian citizen, I believe that retaliatory measures against Latvian diplomats are necessary to protect our country’s interests. Both sides should strive for diplomatic solutions rather than escalating tensions.

  3. Alex Petrov says

    It’s disappointing to see diplomatic relations between Russia and Latvia deteriorating like this. It’s crucial for both countries to find a way to resolve their differences through dialogue and mutual respect, rather than escalating tensions further. Let’s hope both sides can work towards peaceful and diplomatic solutions.

  4. Anastasia88 says

    It is quite distressing to see the escalating tensions between Russia and Latvia. Diplomatic expulsions only deepen the divide between the two nations. Dialogue and diplomacy should be prioritized to prevent further conflict.

  5. EmilySmith says

    It’s unfortunate that diplomatic relations are deteriorating between Russia and Latvia. It seems like a tit-for-tat situation, but escalating tensions will only lead to more issues. Let’s hope both sides can find a peaceful resolution.

  6. EmilyJohnson says

    It’s concerning to see diplomatic tensions escalating, leading to the expulsion of diplomats. Both countries should prioritize diplomacy and find peaceful resolutions to conflicts to avoid further repercussions.

  7. NataliaSmith says

    It’s truly disappointing to see diplomatic tensions escalate between Russia and Latvia. Both countries should prioritize open communication and peaceful resolution of disputes rather than resorting to expelling diplomats. Let’s hope for constructive dialogue to prevail.

  8. Alexandra86 says

    Do you think expelling diplomats is an effective way to handle diplomatic disputes?

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