A consul of the European country Norway was shown the way out by Russia. The reason behind his expulsion from the country became the anger of the consul. Moscow said on Thursday that a Norwegian consul could no longer live in Russia. He will have to leave Russia at all costs. Actually a video of these female consuls had surfaced. In the video, she is seen angry at the reception of a Russian hotel. She is seen saying “I hate Russian” at the reception. It means “I hate Russians.” The video of this incident is becoming very viral on social media.
After the video surfaced, the people of Russia are expressing their anger. Now the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement, “After what happened, Elizabeth Ellingson’s presence in Russia is impossible.” Earlier in the day, the Russian Foreign Ministry also summoned the Norwegian ambassador Rune Reisland and lodged a protest over Ellingson’s “derogatory Russophobic remarks”.
Norwegian diplomat Ellingsen made the derogatory remarks at a hotel reception in the Arctic city of Murmansk. The video was posted by Mash Telegram channel. This Telegram channel is believed to be linked to Russian security services. There was outrage in the country after the video surfaced. Norway’s envoy Ellingson says in English, “I hate Russians… just give me a room… I’m used to clean rooms, I’m from Scandinavia.” According to media reports, he could not get the room on time due to delay in cleaning. This angered Ellingson.
Ellingson’s remarks come at a time when Russia is already furious about sanctions from European countries. However, Norway’s foreign ministry said it was “deeply sorry” over the incident. “The sentiments expressed by Ellingson do not reflect Norwegian policy or Norwegian attitude towards Russia,” the foreign ministry said.
On Thursday, Moscow said it had taken note of the statement by Norway’s foreign ministry. Guri Solberg, a spokesman for the Norwegian foreign ministry, said Thursday that the country’s ambassador has been informed that Russia has revoked Ellingsen’s visa. Ellingson has left Russia.
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