17 Feb 2023 17:58

Russia denounces agreement on opening Czech Consulate General in Yekaterinburg

YEKATERINBURG. Feb 17 (Interfax) - Yekaterinburg has been left without a Czech Consulate General de jure, according to an order signed by Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin.

The document was published on the official legal information website.

"Under Article 37 of the federal law On the International Treaties of the Russian Federation, the Russian Foreign Ministry's proposal on denunciation of the agreement between the government of the Russian Federation and the government of the Czech Republic on the establishment of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic in Yekaterinburg of November 5, 2001, signed in the form of exchange of notes, shall be accepted," the order reads.

The Russian Foreign Ministry was ordered to notify the Czech side of the decision.

The Czech Consulate General in Yekaterinburg temporarily closed to applicants a year ago. It turned out later that its staff had left the city.