OREANDA-NEWS  On Friday, the Slovenian ambassador Daria Bavdaj-Kuret was summoned to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. According to the Russian foreign ministry, the ambassador expressed a strong protest on April 12 due to the unjustified withdrawal of accreditation for an employee of the Russian embassy in Slovenia.

The Slovenian diplomat was declared "persona non grata" and handed a note of protest by the Russian side, taking into account the principle of reciprocity. The incident occurred after the Slovenian government had previously declared a Russian diplomat in Slovenia as "persona non grata".Earlier, in April 2022, the Slovenian authorities requested that the number of employees at the Russian embassy in Ljubljana be equal to the number of employees at the Slovenian embassy in Moscow. As a result, 33 employees of the Russian embassy left the country.