Croatia has expelled 18 Russian diplomats and six members of administrative and technical staff, the foreign and European affairs ministries said on Monday.
On Monday, Croatia handed the Russian ambassador to Croatia a note informing Russia about the reduction in the number of diplomatic and administrative-technical staff of the Russian embassy in Zagreb. "It was requested that 18 diplomats and six members of the administrative and technical staff (a total of 24 employees) of the Embassy of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Croatia leave the Republic of Croatia," the statement said.
Croatia has thus joined a number of European countries - Poland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and others.
Today, the Foreign Ministry once again "strongly" condemned the "brutal aggression against Ukraine and numerous crimes committed."
"The Russian side reiterated its call for an urgent cessation of military activities and the withdrawal of Russian troops from the entire territory of Ukraine, as well as the urgent provision of evacuation routes for the population and the delivery of humanitarian aid," the statement said.
Croatia has also demanded and expects Russia to bring those responsible for the crimes to justice.