MOSCOW, May 19. /TASS/. The charge d’affaires of Slovenia was summoned to Russian Foreign Ministry Thursday, where he was presented with a note demanding to reduce the Moscow embassy staff by four people, the Ministry said in its statement Thursday.
"In response to unfriendly steps, taken by Ljubljana earlier, on reduction of staff of the Russian diplomatic mission and worsening of conditions of its operation, the Slovenian diplomat was presented with a note demanding to reduce the diplomatic staff of the Slovenian embassy in Moscow by four people within 10 days," the Ministry said.
"Based on the principle of reciprocity, a decision was also made to correct the conditions of operation of the Slovenian diplomatic mission, considering that situation that our embassy in Ljubljana has found itself in," the Ministry added.
The Ministry also noted that the Slovenian diplomat was presented with a decisive protest "over groundless attempts of Slovenian authorities to blame Russia for war crimes in Ukraine, and over military aid provided to the neo-Nazi Kiev regime by Slovenia."
On April 5, Slovenian authorities made a decision to equalize the number of Russian diplomatic embassy employees with the number of employees of Slovenian embassy in Moscow.