Czechs ordered Russia to significantly reduce embassy staff

The newly appointed Czech Foreign Minister Yakubu Kurhanek will speak at a press conference after meeting with the Russian ambassador in Prague, Czech Republic on April 21, 2021. (Reuters / David W Selney)

Prague-The Czech Republic has ordered Russia to significantly reduce the number of diplomats at the Russian embassy in Prague, in line with the number of Czech staff in Moscow, Foreign Minister Yakubu Kurhanek said Thursday.

He told reporters that Russia would have to respond to the request until the end of May.

By Jan Lopatka