KIEV. March 29. UNN. The Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern said it is considering banning entry into the country of some Russian citizens in response to the poisoning of ex-spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter in the British city of Salisbury. It is reported by UNN with reference to Reuters.
“I asked the Ministry of foreign Affairs and trade to advise me whether there are people who need to reject visas to New Zealand,” said Andernach.
It should be noted that yesterday the Prime Minister of New Zealand stated that his government had no plans to expel Russian diplomats in connection with the “business Skripal”. She explained that in New Zealand there is no intelligence officers of the Russian Federation.
“The diplomats who were expelled from other countries, were identified as intelligence officers. We have none, but if there was, we’d sent them,” said Arderne.
We will remind, employees of the Russian Embassy have already left Ukraine.
Now 27 countries have announced the expulsion of Russian diplomatic representatives in connection with the poisoning of ex-GRU Colonel Sergei Violinist and his daughter in the British Salisbury. The list was joined by Moldova, Australia, Belgium and Ireland.
In addition, the Alliance announced the decision to reduce the number of Russian representatives to NATO.