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Poland Imposes Restrictions on the Movement of Russian Diplomats on Its Territory

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Radosław Sikorski, announced that Warsaw will introduce restrictions on the movement of employees of the Russian embassy on Polish territory.

Sikorski stated this on May 27 after the meeting of the heads of foreign affairs of the countries of the European Union in Brussels, Onet reports.

Sikorsky told reporters that Poland plans to introduce "restrictions on the movement of Russian diplomats in our country", which will apply to both the embassy and consular staff of Russia in Poland.

He clarified that Russian diplomats will have restricted movement limited to the Mazovia region, in eastern Poland, while consuls will only be permitted to travel within the voivodeships where their offices are situated. The head of the Polish Foreign Ministry also noted that an exemption would be granted to the embassy's chief.

"Other countries already have such rules, and we hope that others will follow our example," Sikorsky emphasized.

The Head of Polish diplomacy did not specify the reasons behind this step, but stressed that Warsaw has evidence of Moscow's involvement in sanctioning sabotage: "We hope that the Russian Federation will take this as a very serious warning signal."

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