The US has expelled 12 Russian diplomats amid a barrage of sanctions on Russia. However, the US says that this action is not related to the attack on Ukraine but to espionage. Expelled Russian diplomats were spying.
Action is going on against Russia (Russia-Ukraine War) which pushed Ukraine into the war. The US has expelled 12 Russian diplomats amidst a barrage of sanctions (US Expels 12 Russian Diplomats). The US has cited non-diplomatic ‘activities’ behind it. Vasily Nebenzia, the Permanent Representative of Russia to the United Nations Mission, told that the US has expelled 12 Russian diplomats.
allegation of abuse of privileges
Olivia Dalton, spokeswoman for the US mission to the United Nations, said on the decision to expel 12 Russian diplomats, saying that we are starting the process of expelling 12 intelligence operatives from the Russian mission who have engaged in activities such as espionage. Have abused your privileges of residence in America. He said that espionage activities are against our national security. We are taking this action in accordance with the agreement of the United Nations Headquarters. This action has been going on for several months.
US closes embassy in Belarus
At the same time, according to a report in the news agency Bhasha, America has closed its embassy in Belarus. Along with this, the State Department has allowed non-essential staff of the US Embassy in Russia to return due to the war in Ukraine. In a statement on Monday, Foreign Minister Antony Blinken announced the suspension of operations at the embassy in Minsk and the departure of embassy personnel from Moscow. He said that we have taken these steps due to the security issues arising out of the unjustified attack by Russian military forces in Ukraine.
Financial aid to Ukraine
The US has announced an additional $350 aid to Ukraine so that it can purchase weapons. In the last one year, America has given this great help to Kyiv. US President Joe Biden has announced that American troops will not go to Ukraine, but all kinds of help will be given. On the other hand, the leaders of the European Union have approved a proposal to provide 450 million euros to Kyiv. This amount is to be given to Ukraine for the purchase and delivery of weapons. European Union’s foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that fighter jets are being sent to Ukraine from many countries.