On April 22, the Russian Foreign Ministry issued a statement stating that Germany has decided to expel Russian diplomats in Germany on a large scale again. The Russian Ministry of foreign strongly condemned the actions of the German side. And believed that the expulsion of diplomats would damage bilateral relations between Russia and Germany.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Russia has decided to expel German diplomats in Russia. As a reciprocal response measure and will significantly limit the upper limit of the number of German diplomats in Russia. The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has notified the German ambassador to Russia on April 5 local time.
The Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs emphasised that the German side had previously stated that it would not publicly announce this information, but the German side broke its promise and disclosed to the media information about the expulsion of diplomats.