(MENAFN- AzerNews) Russia expels five Swedish diplomats in a retaliatory move, the
Russian Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, Azernews reports, citing
Sweden's ambassador to Moscow Malena Mard was summoned to the
Russian Foreign Ministry on May 25.
"The Swedish ambassador was notified that the Russian side had
decided to declare as personae non gratae five Swedish diplomats,
including three staffers of the defense attache's office at the
Swedish embassy in Moscow as a retaliatory measure," the news
The Russian Foreign Ministry recalled that it had described as
an openly hostile act Stockholm's decision to declare five
employees of Russian diplomatic missions in Sweden as personae non
gratae on April 25, 2023.
"These actions by the Swedish
authorities further exacerbated the situation in bilateral
relations, which have reached an unprecedented low level, including
as a result of the ongoing Russophobic campaign in Sweden," the
Russian Foreign Ministry stressed.
The Swedish diplomats have been ordered to leave Russia within
the same deadline the Swedish authorities set for the departure of
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