Member of the State Duma commented on the expulsion of the Russian diplomat from Austria

Chairman of the Committee on International Affairs Leonid Slutskiy said that a series of diplomatic scandals in European states might be part of a general campaign to discredit Russia or a major provocation
Committee on International Affairs
Committee on International Affairs

The parliamentarian noted that Austria had expelled Russian diplomat for the first time in the history of the Russian-Austrian interstate cooperation.

“Of course, this is an unfriendly act poisoning our bilateral relations. I say this with regret, taking into account the constructive cooperation between our countries,” said Leonid Slutskiy Slutskiy Leonid Eduardoviсh Slutskiy
Leonid Eduardoviсh
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“I do not exclude that a series of diplomatic scandals in European states may be part of a general campaign to discredit Russia or a major provocation,” the Chairman of the Committee stressed.

Leonid Slutskiy also assured that Russia's response would be adequate and based on the diplomatic principles of reciprocity.