17 Mar 2022

Gerry Brownlee repeats call to expel Russian ambassador

From Morning Report, 7:35 am on 17 March 2022

A series of propaganda posts by the Russian embassy in New Zealand justifying the war in Ukraine has reignited calls to cut off diplomatic ties.

The embassy has repeated discredited claims from the Kremlin including that the Ukrainian government is developing biological weapons and has launched attacks on hospitals.

National's foreign affairs spokesperson, Gerry Brownlee, says the Government should expel the Russian ambassador, Georgii Zuev.

He spoke to Corin Dann.