In response to the expulsion of its diplomats, Germany is closing most of its consulate generals in Russia. Until November, the consulates in Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk will be closed, since at the end of May they no longer accept applications for the issuance of visas.

Germany closes most Russian consulates in response to the expulsion of its diplomats

The German government announced the closure of four of the five Russian Consulates General, in Kaliningrad, Yekaterinburg and Novosibirsk. This is written by the largest German newspaper Bild.

Since the end of May, these consulates no longer accept applications for the issuance of visas. They are processed by the General Consulate of Germany in Moscow. Until the end of November, most of the consulates will be closed, only Moscow will remain.

German Foreign Ministry spokesman Christopher Burger explained that consulates are being closed in response to the expulsion of German diplomats from Russia. Earlier, Russia announced the expulsion of 20 German diplomats and a significant reduction of the German diplomatic presence in the country.


Kirill Bilyk

Source: RB

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