aA
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
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.

BNS
It is prohibited to copy and republish the text of this publication without a written permission from UAB „BNS“.

Cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began their work

First multinational rotation of the cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began as of...

Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas...

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Sinkevicius: it is the deal which leaves nobody behind

The fight against climate change was high on the agenda of the January plenary session of the...

Minister calls for better protection of EU citizens from political prosecution

Lithuanian Justice Minister Elvinas Jankevicius has called on the European Union to improve its...

Top news

Skvernelis urges to refrain from attempts to reinterpret WWII consequences

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has urged to refrain from attempts to reinterpret the...

Savickas nominated for economy minister

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis on Friday submitted the candidature of his adviser Lukas...

No contamination found in Curonian Lagoon fish

Tests have found no contamination in fish from the Curonian Lagoon despite the release of untreated...

Cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began their work

First multinational rotation of the cyber rapid response teams developed by Lithuania began as of...

Tourism: Lithuania had biggest growth of nights spent in EU

In 2019, the number of nights spent in tourist accommodation in the European Union (EU) is expected...