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Czechs Order Russia to Sharply Cut Embassy Staffing

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Newly appointed Czech Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek speaks during a news conference after meeting with Russian ambassador in Prague, Czech Republic, April 21, 2021. (Reuters/David W Cerny)

PRAGUE—The Czech Republic has ordered Russia to sharply reduce the number of its diplomats at the Russian embassy in Prague to match the number of Czech staff in Moscow, Foreign Minister Jakub Kulhanek said on Thursday.

Russia will have until the end of May to comply with the request, he told reporters.

By Jan Lopatka

Brittany Jordan is an award-winning journalist who reports on breaking news in the U.S. and globally for the Federal Inquirer. Prior to her position at the Federal Inquirer, she was a general assignment features reporter for Newsweek, where she wrote about technology, politics, government news and important global events around the world. Her work has also appeared in the Washington Post, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Toronto Star, Frederick News-Post, West Hawaii Today, the Miami Herald, and more. Brittany enjoys food, travel, photography, and hoarding notebooks and journals. Her goal is to do more longform features journalism, narrative writing and documentary work, and to one day write a successful novel and screenplay.

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