Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman, Maria Zakharova, said that the nation will answer appropriately to each move against it, making reference to the mass expulsion of diplomats from Western countries.
“For every similar unfriendly act, we will answer accordingly”, the official expresseed in statements to Sputnik news agency.
She added that each particular hostile action will be met with the “most effective response” from Moscow, in correspondence with its impact.
“There are, naturally, formulations such as severance of relations, decrease in the level of relations, but in understandable language, it is a deep freezing of relations,” she explained.
According to Zakharova, the sanctions, restrictions and illegal actions that the West is applying against Russia require attention and follow-up in terms of diplomatic and consular work.
Since the beginning of the Russian military operation in Ukraine, last February 24, until yesterday, Western countries declared a total of 315 Russian diplomats persona non grata, all from Europe and the United States, TASS news agency reported.