China News Service, Moscow, May 9th (Reporter Wang Xiujun) In response to Czech Prime Minister Babiš’s call for EU countries to expel Russian diplomats, Slutsky, Chairman of the International Affairs Committee of the Russian State Duma (lower house of parliament), said on social networking sites that day The Czech Republic is provoking a new round of diplomatic crisis between Russia and the European Union.

  According to Russian media, on May 8, Czech Prime Minister Babiš called on EU countries to expel at least one Russian diplomat to show support for the bombing of the Czech arsenal.

  In this regard, Slutsky said that the Czech Republic is provoking a new round of diplomatic crisis between Russia and the EU.

This move will further reduce the space for dialogue between the EU and Russia, and it is hoped that the EU will realize this.

  In April, the Czech Republic announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats on the grounds that Russian intelligence personnel participated in the 2014 Czech arsenal bombing, and the Russian side responded.

Since then, with the escalation of the diplomatic expulsion war between the two sides, Slovakia, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia and other countries have also announced the expulsion of Russian diplomats to show their support for the Czech Republic.

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