Russia expels one Hungarian diplomat

Moscow reacts to an "unfriendly decision"

MH – 2018.04.04. 20:52 –

Russia on Wednesday expelled a Hungarian diplomat in response to Hungary siding with the UK in the so-called Skripal case and making a similar move a few days ago, MTI reports.

"On April 4, Russian Foreign Ministry summoned Hungarian Ambassador to Russia Janos Balla to hand a note of protest to him and notify him that Moscow was declaring one Hungarian embassy staff member persona non grata in retaliation to Budapest’s unfriendly decision to expel a Russian diplomat based on the UK’s groundless allegations against Russia concerning the Skripal case," the Russian MFA wrote in a statement.

Russian-British double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were poisoned in the United Kingdom on March 4. In solidarity with the UK, Hungary expelled a Russian diplomat later that month.