On Monday, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs invited the Russian ambassador to express our strongest condemnation of Russia’s brutal aggression against Ukraine and the numerous war crimes that have been committed. Russia was once again called upon to cease all military activities immediately and withdraw its troops from the entire Ukrainian territory, as well as to secure evacuation routes and humanitarian corridors. It was underlined that Croatia expects that those responsible for war crimes be brought to justice.
A note was presented to the Russian ambassador, informing Russia, in line with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, about Croatia’s decision to reduce the number of diplomatic and administrative staff at the Russian Embassy in Zagreb to the level of the Croatian Embassy in Moscow. The note asks that 18 diplomats and six members of the administrative staff at the Russian Embassy (24 employees in total) leave Croatia.