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Russia’s “Harsh Response” To US: You Are Not My Friend Anymore

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Russia's "Harsh Response" To US: You Are Not My Friend Anymore

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On April 27th, in response to all the sanctions, harsh rhetoric, diplomatic expulsions and threats, Russia’s Channel 1 released a list of “unfriendly countries”.

Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova announced over the weekend that the U.S. would be on the list following a presidential decree on April 23rd.

Also named were: Ukraine, Lithuania, Poland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Estonia, United Kingdom and Georgia. Another screen grab from Channel 1, circulating on social media, also showed Australia in the group.

Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters the list had not been finalized, and that he was “unaware, if there is something regarding the deadlines.”

The list appears to be mostly symbolic and the consequences of being included on it are limited to Russian citizens being banned from working in diplomatic missions on Russian soil, Izvestia reported.

State Duma Committee member Oleg Shein told the paper that the notable absentees—Germany and France, were left off despite their frequent criticism of Russia.

This was because Moscow considered they were sufficiently independent from the US and as such, “they are a negotiating party for us,” Shein said.

The list was generally regarded as a joke.

Lithuania’s ex-foreign minister Linas Linkevicius tweeted:

The Russian newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets expressed some optimism about what a summit might bring achieve in an op-ed which said that the Kremlin’s sanctions of the U.S. was “symbolic” and showed that Putin “had heard and accepted Biden’s proposal to de-escalate relations.”

It also said that Putin considers “direct dialogue with Biden to be more important and useful than the chance for posturing.”

Putin’s speech to the Federal Assembly earlier in April was generally empty rhetoric and about the wishes of the people to live in peace, similar to Biden’s empty rhetoric prior.

However, US President Joe Biden turned around and sanctioned Russia, and in response Moscow simply added it to an “unfriendly” countries list and forbade Russian citizens from working in its embassies and consulates.

There is constant referral to “red lines” and such, but they keep being pushed back.

Additionally, two employees of the Lithuanian embassy, ​​three of Slovakia, as well as one employee of the diplomatic missions of Latvia and Estonia each must leave Russia within a week, the Foreign Ministry said.

Moscow lodged a strong protest with the representatives of these countries. Earlier, they declared several Russians persona non grata out of solidarity with the Czech Republic.

Similar measures have also been taken by the United States, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Poland, and Romania.

There is a serious crisis in relations between Moscow and Prague: the parties have expelled dozens of people after the Czech authorities accused Russia of involvement in the explosions at an arms depot in Vrbetica in 2014.

In some cases, the expulsion became part of the sanctions policy, in others, there were accusations of espionage, in others, the departments referred to the Vienna Convention, which allows not to name the reason.

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John Tosh

CIA thinks doing the same things will make them great. Lol. It got you here. Made the USA a second class country with 3rd world infrastructure.

shylockracy

Putin’s Zioterrorist globalist business partners existed before the CIA existed, even before the US was released by France.

They know this well at the CIA and they’ll keep scheming anti-Russian schemes as long as they know Putin won’t really cut ties with them to save Russian/Zioligarch business ties to German Zioterrorists and the rest of the West through Germany.

John Tosh

It’s not about Jews. It’s about a bankrupt system that wants to print wealth instead of earning wealth. China put its people to work, today my TV in Texas says “made in China”

That is how a country grows. The West are high end consumers of goods they cannot produce. Not even Agriculture. Have you tried cooking western chicken without seasoning? It tastes like bubble gum. Now try cooking a regular chicken from a 3rd world country without seasoning.

This is why the Western world has so many patients with Alzheimer’s. Covid was supposed to kill off all those patients but Russia came up with a good vaccine !

Back to square one!!! Lol

Fog of War

” It’s not about Jews. It’s about a bankrupt system that wants to print wealth instead of earning wealth. ”

Oh but it is. Rothschilds = Zionist Khazars = Federal reserve system ( aka fractional reserve system )

Trap Is Not Gay

Shylocracy and John Tosh are CIA paid shills.

Fog of War

What about me ? Who covers my salary ?

Trap Is Not Gay

The CIA paid shill smearing Putin again.

What we write about the Jews/USA the paid shill projects onto Putin/China, like a retard.

CIA paid shill loser go back to the JewSA/Israel.

cechas vodobenikov

your LGBT boyfriend sells you strong LSD for the many favors you provide

johnny rotten

It is not Russia the real problem of these nations, but their governments that are dragging them to ruin, war or not war the destiny of the West is already decided, and even if the fake media hide the real situation of Western countries, facts are known, and western populations are learning them over their skin.

Supreme Blyat

Easteuropeans need a new Stalin.

ulzimun

You make some interesting comments. Where are you from?

ELPuerco

BOOOOOOOOO!
Russia is Christian..
THX

Supreme Blyat

Until a Supreme Leader says it’s something else.

disTheeNot

a supreme Blyat?
…more like a miserable Blyat

Supreme Blyat

Is that all you can?

cechas vodobenikov

enough for durak blyat

Supreme Blyat

That’s how dog barks in yurta? durak durak?

Tommy Jensen

How pathetic. So innocent functionaries must pay the price for this childish “harsh” geo-political posturing by being dismissed or fired. You are all really really BIG leaders.

Supreme Blyat

Russia should make a Muppets show, representing each of these countries.

John Tosh

similar to the “freedom” I enjoy today in the USA!

Supreme Blyat

Nothning compares to Russian freedom. Only Nord Korea has more freedom.

John Tosh

No one cares about your so called freedom. It’s all about money. The USA was rich so people came to the USA to become rich. Now China is rich so people are heading to China to become rich.

There is no real freedom in a CIA infested country. It’s all about doing better. This is why the USA only gets people from shithole countries. You do not see rich people moving into the USA from relatively wealthy countries.

Forget the freedom mantra it is fake everybody knows this and no one cares.

Supreme Blyat

There are different levels of freedom. But for Stalinists I know it’s all equal to 0. Btw are you heading to China to get rich?

Fog of War

” Btw are you heading to China to get rich? ”

Good one.

Supreme Blyat

Thx

James

Interesting to see that Russia is changing tack. I wonder if this due to their greater confidence in their modernised military?

John Tosh

Realization the emperor of Western hegemony has no cloths on ! It’s all been fake Hollywood hype. The Western countries are not warriors. They are weak cowards who have been riding nuclear armaments to scare everyone into submission.

Jesus

I think a summit between Putin and Biden would be useless and a waste of time.

Assad must stay

i agree, especially after they make this “list”, it would make no sense

Jesus

Putin should deal from a position of strength and ignore Biden as a nuisance.

StillSameTeddyfromCD

haha that Is true…funny AND true!! biden is a NUISANCE!!!

Assad must stay

yes, instead he seems to still think the west is trustworthy

John Mason

Putin will only be talking to a geriatric with the mind of a 8 year old; no point in even turning up.

Peter Jennings

A summit between President Putin and those currently running america might be useful.

COVID19

And… Russian friends are…….please, tell me ONE.

Assad must stay

iran, china, north korea, cuba, etc

Ahson

Iraq, Syria, India, Vietnam, Lebanon, Yemen and Algeria in addition

John Tosh

The free world not controlled by money or the CIA installed leaders!

Supreme Blyat

Free World leader is Kim Jong Un. Much more independent than Putin.

Supreme Blyat

Did they all recognize Crimea as part of Russia? I doubt for most of your list.

Cromwell

Who cares what the bastards recognize?

Fog of War

International norms.

Supreme Blyat

Exactly. Some here are desperate for Russia to have friends like China. They feel Russia is weak. They don’t really believe in Russia.

cechas vodobenikov

bacon idiot now pretends she is SF psychoanalyst

Supreme Blyat

Is ‘she’ meant as an insult? Cause the first she in every man’s life is his mom.

cechas vodobenikov

irrelevant what impotent ukie nazis recognize-

COVID19

You must be very young, ignorant and unwilling to avail yourself of some most basic facts.

Assad must stay

you must be just very ignorant hahahahahha

cechas vodobenikov

new CIA rat at SF too stupid to comprehend facts

Supreme Blyat

China doesn’t recognize Crimea as part of Russia.

Fog of War

But does Russia recognize Tibet as part of China ?

Supreme Blyat

Yes.

Fog of War

Oh the irony. Just great allies they are.

Anduin Lothar

Its army and its navy!

Supreme Blyat

And its 100 billionaires

John Tosh

The whole free world!!!!

Supreme Blyat

Slavery is Freedom…

John Tosh

Yes. Iraq Libya and Egypt were offered freedom by the USA. Using your definition, those countries are now free!

Supreme Blyat

Not as free as Nord Korea, the most Free of all.

John Tosh

By your definition freedom bombs turned the beautiful Iraqi city of Baghdad into the slum it is today.

Democracy and freedom in the future will stand for destruction and poverty !

Supreme Blyat

So are you going to Nord Korea to enjoy total Freedom and Democracy?

Supreme Blyat

You keep mentioning “your definition”. Did I define anything or talking with imaginary enemies?

Mike Fink

No Nation has another Nation as a friend, they are all like a pack of thugs threatening each other.

Fog of War

It doesnt need to be that way.

cechas vodobenikov

CIA has many friends—-assassinated by inferior species amerikans

disTheeNot

“There is constant referral to “red lines” and such, but they keep being pushed back.”

The assumption is that the writer is aware of what the red lines are in the first place.

If s/he had any familiarity with V. Putin’s latest speech s/he wouldn’t say stupid things …maybe.

…”and showed that Putin “had heard and accepted Biden’s proposal to de-escalate relations.”

so we are going to de-escalate relations but look for a

direct dialogue with Biden to be more important and useful

Tommy, did you write this?

thomas malthaus

“The list was generally regarded as a joke.” I’m still looking for a South Front article that’s not anonymous.

As to the above-named countries, I consider it as safe assumption they’ll no longer have diplomatic missions and severely curtailed NATO spying networks throughout Russia within weeks.

Western analysts don’t fully appreciate the geopolitical and economic implications of recent meetings involving Russia, China, and Iran. I think Joe Biden is beginning too, which may or may not be ominous for us all.

Should the Putin-Biden meeting be held, Biden will realize the US has few reliable legs to stand on. As with a potential Zelensky meeting, they’ll both attempt to save face or gain a false public power advantage.

If there’s a God, he hasn’t looked in admiration on the decades-long global actions of American and to a lesser extent, Ukraine. When it all hits the fan within three years, Russia, China, and Iran likely won’t be there for the US, Ukraine, and a few dozen other nations.

Something about karma. . . .

John Tosh

The G7 countries controlled by the intelligence agency CIA controlled the earth for many years. Under such control we got what we got today. That system is coming to an end.

Tommy Jensen

Eastern analysts dont fully understand the implications of our US Space Force Command Centre.
We have ALL the reliable legs to stand on we need…………………………………LOL.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eCAphdQPck

Fog of War

Dont be so dimissive. This is from 2015 .

Mr. McKinnon, who breached the security defences of NASA and US military networks between February 2001 and March 2002, said that he found a document entitled “non-terrestrial officers”.

This excel sheet, he explained, had the ranks and names of unknown individuals. Furthermore, Mr. McKinnon went on to say, another sheet had tabs for “material transfers between ships”.

When he tried to search for the names of the ships – approximately eight to 10 in total – he was unable to come across anything that mentioned them (at least in public), reinforcing his assessment that these were part of a covert and non-terrestrial US initiative.

“It wasn’t a standard thing in the military at all, so I took that to be that they must have a secret space-based [program],” he noted, although he conceded it was open to interpretation that it could be another term for astronauts. ”

https://www.welivesecurity.com/2015/12/08/gary-mckinnon-reveals-detail-on-nasa-data-breach-and-extraterrestrial-life/

John Tosh

Or it could be someone’s starwars science fiction movie transcripts!

Fog of War

I doubt it. Look up McKinnon and how hard the US intelligence establishment went after him.

John Tosh

It is not true. My friends would have told me

Ivan Freely

There’s a strong possibility the document was bait.

Peter Jennings

It could well have been a rabbit hole to a cul-de-sac. Then they nicked him and made the British gov’t ignore all his rights as a British citizen.

McKinnon was downloading when we all used modems. Pages and downloads took ages to load and complete. He was doing this for weeks if not months and was only caught when a staff member saw a mouse move on an unused terminal as they passed by.
The pentagon is full of horse shit.

cechas vodobenikov

too much Star Trek and LSD

Fedy

After starting the N.stream2 Russia should take that crapy farm called u(k)rine. Afterword starting thinking of taking the Baltic republics as well.
The US get enough punched in the Meddle East for now, from Iraninas Iraqis and soon Syrians

John Tosh

No way Ukraine is useless. The only reason the CIA was initially interested in Ukraine was the Black Sea. Crimea. Russia saw it and removed the jewel from the USA takeover of Ukraine.

Ukraine will have another revolution in the future. All CIA agents and CIA installed Ukrainian officials will be toppled.

Fedy

How can you say that?

Mike Fink

Because 80% of them are crazy Polacks.
Good riddance to that.

Mike Fink

If the Russian ruling class wasn’t mad for quantitatively eased USD Russia could have an independent foreign policy and not act like a pack of pandering fools.

COVID19

Although your observations are spot on and despite the fact that the described situation exists for more than 30 years, most people prefer not to know the truth.

cechas vodobenikov

dimwit virus brain—MORE CIA fun

cechas vodobenikov

dimwit amerikan hillbilly….”Putin’s great innovation was that he did not like the patrimonial relationships created by Yeltsin. He reduced the wealth and influence of the oligarchs by half and redistributed it to the Russian people”. New Left Review (2015)
“amerika requires a stupefied population”. Christopher Lasch
“stupidity is a virtue in amerika”. Charles Pierce (2010)

Mike Fink

The US basically enforces an economic blockade on Russia and the Russian response is to make a list of countries that are mean.
Then after the US imposes more sanctions for “election interference” the Kremlin agrees to talks and acts like it is a great privilege.
Frankly, I don’t understand how the Russian people can bear the humiliation imposed upon them by their ruling class.

Supreme Blyat

They have 100 billionaires in Moscow…

Mike Fink

And not a single one of them Russian,

Supreme Blyat

One is half Russian. Yevgheny Prigozhin. The other half is normal billionaire.

Me&Myself None

That’s something I can’t wrap my head around either. These people do not seem to understand when being humiliated; they always approach the west on a position of weakness, like a little obedient child trying to please his parents.

cechas vodobenikov

writes a dimwit amerikan where wealth/income disparities far greater than Russia
usa—3 million families extreme poverty; Russia=zero
Russia:universal health care, state paid higher education, paid mandatory parental/maternity leave—USA none…apparently you peasants will tolerate any humiliation!

Mike Fink

But you need US bank loans to pay for it all.
That is being a vassal.

Fog of War

” Frankly, I don’t understand how the Russian people can bear the humiliation imposed upon them by their ruling class. ”

Because you inherently sense that something is not right.

Peter Jennings

The US naval blockade of Crimea has been a big success. Because of the US sanctions, Russian industry has never had it so good.

The Russian admin has given america enough rope. It’s now a waiting game.

Mike Fink

Pitiful the Russian have to depend on American sanctions to have their own domestic economy. They really should have thought that whole self destruct thing out better in the 80s.

cechas vodobenikov

one must be stupid amerikan to believe acts that strengthen us is humiliation—humiliation is USA LOSING WARS IN Korea, Vietnam, Afghanistan, syria, etc

Mike Fink

If you like blowing off the Americans just keep doing it, they will let you go at forever.

StillSameTeddyfromCD

FINALLY…they let the cat out of the bag…CENTURIES prison of trying to APPEASE the ANGLO-AMERICAN ”genetics” was pure fantasy…starting with PETER THE GREAT…..you can t satiate the cross atlantic “genetic code”..borrowing LAVROV S term…PUTIN also said it…
“WE ARE NOT LIKE YOU…OUR HISTORICAL…CULTURAL…PHILOSOPHICAL GENETIC CODE IS DIFFERENT FROM THE ANGLO-SAXON AND WEST…”

https://www.rt.com/russia/522345-lavrov-liberals-understand-genetic-code/

Supreme Blyat

True, Russia is closer to Uzbekistan genetic code.

cechas vodobenikov

ukrop bacon closer to pig species

StillSameTeddyfromCD

here s the MOTHER NATION .that RUSSIA really should “unfriend” ”GLOBAL BRITAIN”
https://www.rt.com/op-ed/522247-britain-show-naval-air-power/
A nation that refuses to move with the times ends up living in a bygone era trading on past ‘glories’ and becomes an international embarrassment. That, right now, is Great Britain.
The plan is to sail around, hoping our Union Jack-flying flotilla will make foreign nations go weak at the knees. That leaders and business people alike will be giddy at the sight of Mighty Britannia commanding the high seas, and commit to lucrative trade deals.

Peter Jennings

Many prominent British and america families in politics and banking made their fortunes in one particular lucrative trade….opium.

Cromwell

Those Countries are just prostitutes for the US Reich,Russia should pull the plug on some of them,close the Embassies down and thow the bastards out until they become civilized.

Albert Pike

There is no ‘US Reich’ – there is a vassal state to Zionism, called the US. But ‘Reich’ – that also belonged to the Nasi…

Noydb

This policy will make it more difficult for the US Embassy to run campaigns to destabilize Russia. By forbidding the embassy from hiring Russians, it will make it easier to spot Russians on the payroll of the CIA.

Tommy Jensen

We can take this big awful slap on our shoulders, plus we can run Champagne’s instead.
That joke was so funny man………………….LOL.

cechas vodobenikov

weak amerikans will need CIA to clean bathrooms in embassy

Mike Fink

Its taken the Russians this long to take baby step, hopeless.

bf

Putin’s balls are in a vice.

John Wallace

Yes that is what he does if he can’t find a bear to wrestle or an alligator to stick his arm into it’s mouth and play tug of war. He puts his balls in a vice and keeps turning until he cracks a smile.. What’s with your pic. Just shoved your finger up your arse and not sure whether to sniff it or lick it. Be brave do both while tightening the vice you have just dropped your balls into..

bf

Wow – an actual Russian site that admits it.

John Wallace

Everyone has a cellphone with camera nowadays so to deny these things is impossible. Video of him making love to a bevy of beauties while holding off a lioness wanting her cub back is a little harder to find , ( the lioness is shy of camera’s) , so a little easier to neither deny or confirm although , nod nod wink wink , we do know..

bf

Melania has nice fake titts.

John Wallace

Yes they are but they are a bit hard. Was nicer when they were smaller but softer to squeeze. Doesn’t matter if all you see is the top of her head,

bf

Time to squeeze Russia’s third world economy until they’re all eating rat.

bf

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John Tosh

Lol… I suppose CNN and BBCNews are top of the lines huh!
So scared of the truth!

Wow Western hegemony is on its dying bed!

bf

Drink some tainted vodka rat eater.

John Tosh

Lol

bf

Highest alcoholism in the world.

John Tosh

You are a juvenile. Permanent adolescence !

John Wallace

I often wonder what these mindless trolls hope to achieve with their childish dribble.. Certainly not changing anyone’s mind that is for sure. Basically wasting their time until they realise it is an exercise in futility.

John Tosh

They collect $55,000 in cash annually from the CIA. They have to show something for that money. I say give $500 to a high school student. He will do better than many CIA agents!

cechas vodobenikov

amerikans, brits, germans, French, Italians consume more alcohol pro rata than Russians
“amerikans cannot feel pure please”. S Zizek
you lower species—derived from lowest most incompetent classes from civilized nations consume more marijuana, coke, meth, heroin, hallucinogens per capita than all peoples
reduce your consumption of meth—seek rehab

bf

Putin sure got his balls kicked once his Orangeshitgibbon puppet was removed from office. Wait till the hard sanctions start kicking in.

cechas vodobenikov

LSD stromg—seek rehab

John Wallace
John Wallace

If you want your propaganda b/s believed you have to shut down those that speak the truth..Have a look at the people that have been banned from various sites in the US and ask yourself why..Interesting that you can come here and make comments freely but to do the same with a different view one gets closed down pretty quick in the US.. I suppose that is a consequence of freedom of speech and democracy.. Free to say what you like as long as it is the same as mine.. Time for you to wake up , which I doubt you have the cerebral ability to do..

cechas vodobenikov

CIA propaganda….
desperate idiot
“the men most admire dare to tell them the most extravagant lies; the men they most despise try to tell them the truth”. HL Menkhen

Fog of War

Why are you here then ?

Fog of War

Oh no Russia, not a naughty list !!! That will scare them.

Dicksonrp

The Russians are great thinkers and Planners…. Unlike the countries of the zio stables, like USA, UK etc. Mind you, something strategic will hit them soon from Russia.. a magical stroke.. wait and see m

Fog of War

” The Russians are great thinkers and Planners… ”

Dont forget master 15D Chess players.

bf

Time to kick all Russians out of the USA and seize their assets. Those that don’t leave get a bullet in the back of the head.

John Tosh

Similar to what you did with the Japanese during world war 2?

bf

Exactly – Putin is a thug.

John Wallace

But he is a nice thug not like your gold toothed thugs you have.

cechas vodobenikov

LGBT hillbilly bullied too much by bLack lies matter

bf

Funny you say “you”. Your English is pretty good for a Rusky.

John Wallace

Well he is studying English in the USA and is not ready to leave just yet. Got a few of those special sites to visit before he goes. If you want him to leave sooner it would help if you called off the guards so he can get his job done and be away which will make you happy.

John Tosh

Lol. Wished that was true!
Unfortunately there is nowhere to run to. After the USA is nuked, it will take over 5 decades for normalcy to return to the new world. If I am alive then it would not benefit me. I will sit and see the end. How about that ?

John Wallace

In that case nothing better than sitting on a beach watching the glow in the distance listening to these. So we will see you and the Dark side of the moon.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZgkIqU15WO0
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mRH-URpgZrM

cechas vodobenikov

yours is terrible…no surprise
69% US university graduates not English proficient: US dept of education
LOL

cechas vodobenikov

dimwit peasant jealous—lives in trailer park…US ruling class requires educated Russians, Jews, Asians to allow your BLM/LGBT ghettos to exist…LOL

bf

Drink some tainted vodka rat eater.

cechas vodobenikov

but–f…..amerikan eats rats
must be terrible in your trailer park

Mike Fink

And why exactly do we want those ghettos to exist?

Fog of War

” to allow your BLM/LGBT ghettos to exist…LOL ”

No, what allows those ghettos to exist is millions of US Whites slaving away at work everyday so that the Government could take a large chunk of their earnings to give away to other groups.

bf

We need to spread STD’s throughout Russia.

John Tosh

Sounds like you came from the sewer…. A sewer rat will always have ideas he or she came up with from the sewer!

bf

Russia’s economy is smaller than California.

cechas vodobenikov

“amerikans cannot think except by means of slogans; they identify garbage as quality. the stupidity and ignorance of amerikans has long been a topic of hilarity in Europe”. Paul Fussell
obviously u r a stupid murkan
China #1 ppp, USA #2
Russia #5 ppp.nominal GDP, Germany #6
California, #10 nominal

cechas vodobenikov

since you lead the world per capita in STD’s, violent crime/non-violent crime/rape per capita, it is no surprise that you sexually repressed self uglified mutants would suggest STD therapy
“amerikans are not at all happy. they feel themselves lacking in something. all the sensitiveness has dried up in them…the crystallization of love is impossible in USA…I admire their kind of happiness but I do not envy it: it is the happiness of a different an INFERIOR SPECIES”. Stendhal
LOL

Fog of War

” since you lead the world per capita in STD’s, violent crime/non-violent crime/rape per capita, it ”

Check out the US population statistics broken down by race, religion, and ethnicity then maybe you’ll understand why that is.

cechas vodobenikov

excellent response to end pretense
less effort required for anglo fake diplomacy
reciprocity now required
where Western Europe needs Russia; Russia is self sufficient without w Europe

Mike Fink

Then they should act like it and stop kissing Western a55.

StillSameTeddyfromCD

By expelling diplomats West wants to portray Russia as ‘enemy of humanity’ Moscow’s UN envoy says, warning ‘it takes two to tango’
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Recent decisions by the US and its allies across Europe to ban dozens of Russian embassy staff from their capitals come as part of a concerted campaign to isolate the country, one of Moscow’s most senior diplomats has told RT.
Taking questions from reporters on Thursday, Dmitry Polyanskiy, Russia’s First Deputy Permanent Representative at the United Nations, said that he was concerned about worsening diplomatic relations with Western states, but that Moscow was ready to respond to escalations in kind.

Citing a popular Russian proverb, the envoy claimed that the state of affairs was spiraling further than previously thought possible. “We thought that we had reached the bottom,” Polyanskiy said, “but then somebody knocked from below. And that really is the situation – we thought we were at the lowest point but it seems that our Western colleagues and partners have a lot of other instruments in their toolbox to try to expose Russia [and its purported] malign behavior, its role as an enemy of humanity, as a rogue state or whatever.”

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Two weeks ago, Washington announced it would expel ten diplomats as part of its response to its claims that Moscow interfered in the 2020 American presidential elections and was behind the colossal SolarWinds cyber-espionage case. The Kremlin has denied both sets of allegations, and declared the same number of US envoys as persona non grata. Other countries have followed suit, with the Czech Republic barring 18 Russians from the country over disputed suggestions Moscow’s special services were behind a 2014 explosion at an ammunition depot. Poland, Bulgaria and the Baltic states have since ordered similar expulsions in a show of support.

Polyanskiy said this amounted to a “strange month” for diplomacy, and that he had been “surprised by the actions of some of the US’ henchmen in Europe” who had made the moves “to show their loyalty to their patron.”

In the case of the Czech Republic, he said, “the country itself cannot understand what has happened… there is no proof, there are no facts.” Prague is now consumed by a debate over the events of the 2014 blast, with the row dragging in the country’s president, who questioned whether there was a sufficient basis to blame it on Russian spies. A group of senators are now reportedly considering bringing a constitutional case against him for “high treason” over the comments.

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In response, Moscow ordered 20 Czech diplomats to leave the capital, two more than Prague had targeted. The Central European nation said that the response was “stronger than expected” and called on other Western states to follow suit and send diplomats home. Polyanskiy, however, said that the numbers involved in the tit-for-tat moves were not relevant, only “attitude and the intention.” With their approach, he claimed, “the Czech Republic and some other countries clearly showed to us that they have no intention to develop bilateral relations with Russia on a goodwill basis.”

“Again, it takes two to tango and if the Czech Republic wants to diminish our relations to zero we will follow suit,” he added.

At a press conference earlier this month, President Vladimir Putin warned that Russian responses to potential threats would not necessarily be proportionate. “We don’t want to burn bridges,” he said. “But, if someone sees our good intentions as indifference or weakness, and they want to burn the bridges, or even blow up the bridges, they should remember this: Russia’s response will be asymmetric, swift, and tough.”

The Czech Republic has said that if its diplomats are not returned to Moscow by the end of May, it could order as many as 22 Russian envoys and 48 support staff to leave the country, bringing the staffing levels of the two missions into parity.

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Polyanskiy pointed out on Thursday that Russian personnel numbers were higher because its embassies do not employ foreign citizens locally. He said that these staff would potentially be included in any reciprocal cuts. “We’ll see how we will tackle parity and how many people will be left from the Czech Embassy and who will clean their floors after all the supporting staff have left.”

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Phonix7
1 hour ago

Russia must understand these countries that are expelling their diplomats are Russia enemies and not partners,break off diplomatic relations with them,stop all trade with them.

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Dachaguy
2 hours ago

All of these allegations against Russia and never any proof. Never! I think most people are catching on to what the west and her vassals are doing. Just give it time and the truth will leak out.

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uncle_Alex
2 hours ago

The actual “west” is just continuing the Drang nach Osten of the III. Reich, in pursuit of happiness of the global plutocrats.

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Gabo1975
1 hour ago

Just close all the EU and US embassies until they decide that in order to have peace, a more civilized approach to diplomacy has to happen. Get your people back home, sit back and watch them squirm. Abandon all arms non-proliferation treaties, send the same amount of “defensive” weapons to East Ukraine and Iran, bring all you have down to Black sea and inform them nothing about these things. Let them find out using their satellites. Let them guess, let them scream bloody murder … let them stop Nord Stream 2. All this will just increase their discomfort.

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Zatoichiable
2 hours ago

US is dying… let her die alone… and save your energy, Russia !

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Vespasian_1488
1 hour ago

Russia should pull out from SWIFT by itself now before a war occurs.
The next German party (the Greens) might use the expelling from SWIFT as an excuse to stop buying gas from Russia.

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MXXX
13 minutes ago

The downfall of many states and economies is based on the following.
In the West, they only know about partners, over whom they make a profit.
Everyone else is an opponent.
Wake up.

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I_am_Daisy
2 hours ago

of course they see it as a weakness..they will never take Russia seriously as they know Putin plays fairly! the biggest mistake! you can’t play fair with dirty,disgusting, immoral, delusional, lying, cheating, stealing kantz! by the time Putin realizes that it would be too late.

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MXXX
52 minutes ago

They find themselves in the biggest crisis since WW2 to date.
What they are doing is hiding what is happening in EU countries.
Look at the crises in the UK, the Netherlands, France, Spain and all other countries.
And what else to expect when they are led by opponents of Europe who work for the interests of the USA.
Rents in Europe have crossed the red line, and when that happens with energy for households and food, there will be an explosion.

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dunkie56
11 minutes ago

It is time for Russia to go back behind an iron curtain,the Western world refuses to acknowledge Russia and so Russia must stop acknowledging them but only those countries that are not Western and who are not biased in their approach to Russia!

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