The Russian authorities requested this Thursday the elimination from the nation of the Norwegian consul, for which he was accused “russophobia” after a video went viral on social media the place claimed he “hated all Russians”.
“After what occurred, Elisabeth Ellingsen’s presence on Russian territory is unattainable,” Russian diplomat spokeswoman Maria Zakharova mentioned in an announcement.
Norwegian Ambassador Rune Resaland was summoned to the Russian Overseas Ministry on Thursday.
The spokeswoman for Russian diplomacy, Maria Zajárova, was the one who demanded the Norwegian consul’s departure. Photograph: AP
He has “expressed a robust protest in opposition to unacceptable habits of consul E. Ellingsen in a lodge in Murmansk on July 6, when he made Russophobic and insulting feedback,” the assertion mentioned.
Norwegian diplomacy confirmed the decision of the ambassador to Moscow and added that his visa was revoked to Ellingsen.
“On the assembly, ambassador repeated the apology” of the Norwegian authoritiesnoting that “the phrases utilized by the contributor don’t mirror Norwegian coverage and Norwegian views relating to Russia and Russians,” mentioned Norwegian diplomacy spokeswoman Guri Solberg.
Chronicle of a scandal
Final week there was a scandal after the unfold on social networks of a video surveillance of the lodge reception in Murmansk, within the northwest of the nation, the place Ellingsen was seen upset that her room was not but prepared.
He’s seen shouting on the reception: “I hate Russians. Give me one other room, I will not transfer from right here (…) I am used to cleansing rooms“I come from Scandinavia, not as a Russian lady who cleans as finest she will,” she mentioned.
The Norwegian Consulate Basic in Murmansk has really been closed since July 1 resulting from the strained relations between Norway and Russia after the start of the Russian marketing campaign in Ukraine.