Three employees of the Russian Embassy in Vilnius who have been declared persona non grata in the country have left Lithuania.
Russian embassy in Vilnius
© DELFI / Domantas Pipas

"Yes, they left within the time frame we were given," the Russian Embassy to Lithuania confirmed to BNS on Monday.

Lithuania expelled the three Russian diplomats in sign of solidarity with Great Britain over poisoning of a former Russian spy.

Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius has said that operations of the expelled individuals was inconsistent with their diplomatic status.

The wording means that Lithuania considers them Russian intelligence officers working under the disguise as diplomats.

Russia has rejected accusations from the Western world of being responsible for the poisoning of a former double agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia, taking retaliatory measures. Lithuania has been told to withdraw three of its diplomats from Russia.

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