The Russian government expanded the list of "unfriendly" foreign countries. The list includes Greece, Denmark, Slovakia, Slovenia and Croatia. The corresponding document was published on the Russian government website.
"The government has updated the list of foreign states that commit unfriendly acts against Russian diplomatic and consular missions abroad. The decree provides for limitation up to complete prohibition for unfriendly countries to hire employees in embassies, consulates and representative offices of state agencies among persons located in Russia," the decree reads.
The list, approved by the Russian government, besides the names of countries, specifies the number of individuals in Russia, with whom diplomatic missions of unfriendly countries and their consulates may enter into contracts of employment.
Thus, according to the new order, 34 people are assigned to Greece, 20 to Denmark, and 16 to Slovakia. By the way, Slovenia and Croatia will not be able to hire employees in their diplomatic missions and consular offices.
The Russian government has previously approved the list of unfriendly foreign countries, including only the U.S. and the Czech Republic.