Lithuanian Foreign Ministry urges EU to get rid of Russian ambassadors

Russian embassies ceased to perform the function of diplomatic institutions. Now they are doing propaganda. The head of the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Gabrielius Landsbergis, called on his colleagues in the EU to finally get rid of Russian embassies and diplomats because of their “uselessness”.

As the official noted in an interview with Verslo Zinios, it no longer makes sense for European capitals to work with Russian ambassadors since now Russian diplomacy is more likely to perform a propaganda function.

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, more than 400 Russian diplomats from about two dozen countries have left their posts.

“In many cases, having an ambassador, a Russian ambassador, in any European capital doesn’t make much sense. Because, as we see, this is no longer a diplomatic institution, but a propaganda one that hides war crimes and generally promotes a genocidal agenda,” he said.

The minister stressed that Lithuania was among the first countries to refuse the Russian ambassador. He called on the EU to follow the same path.

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