In connection with the Russian special operation to demilitarize Ukraine, the Slovenian Foreign Ministry withdrew the accreditations of Russia’s honorary consuls in the republic, Minister Anze Logar said on Twitter, cited by Radio Sputnik (Moscow) yesterday.
“Russia no longer has honorary consuls in Slovenia. I signed decrees on the withdrawal of consent to their appointments,” the minister said.
The government of the Balkan republic actively supports Kyiv with public statements in connection with the military operation carried out by the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation to demilitarize Ukraine.
Slovenian authorities have previously joined the pan-European initiative to close airspace for Russian aircraft.
On February 24, Russian President Vladimir Putin decided to conduct a special military operation to demilitarize Ukraine.
In an address to the Russians, the head of state justified this decision by the UN Charter, the sanction of the Federation Council and the agreements signed earlier with the republics of Donbass.
The Russian leader stressed that the responsibility for possible bloodshed would be on the conscience of the Ukrainian authorities. Putin also urged Ukrainian soldiers to “lay down their weapons and go home.”
The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation stated that the Russian army, during the ongoing special operation, disables exclusively military infrastructure and does not strike at residential areas.
Earlier, Sputnik radio reported that Finnish retailers had announced a boycott of Russian-made products.