The government has expanded the list of countries unfriendly to Russia against which countermeasures are being taken, the press service reported.
The list was supplemented by Greece, Denmark, Slovenia, Croatia and Slovakia.
The document indicates the number of employees that the embassies and consulates of these states can hire in Russia.
Thus, Greece has a limit of 34 people, Denmark - 20, Slovakia - 16 people. Slovenia and Croatia can no longer employ local staff in their diplomatic missions and consular posts.
"The list approved by the government is not final and, taking into account the ongoing hostile actions of foreign states directed against Russian missions abroad, it may expand," the statement says.
Last year, in May similar restrictions were imposed on the diplomatic missions of the United States and the Czech Republic. These measures are provided for by a presidential decree of April 23, 2021.
In addition, in March 2022, the government approved a list of foreign states and territories committing unfriendly actions against Russia. It has 48 positions: Australia, Albania, Andorra, UK, all EU countries, Iceland, Canada, Liechtenstein, Micronesia, Monaco, New Zealand, Norway, Korea, San Marino, North Macedonia, Singapore, USA, Taiwan, Ukraine, Montenegro, Switzerland, Japan.
The United States, together with its allies, set a goal to isolate Russia politically and economically. It has become obvious now that the goal has not been reached