Ukraine crisis: Russia expels three Swedish diplomats – News

In early April, Stockholm said it was expelling three Russian diplomats who carried out ‘illegal operations’



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By AFP

Published: Tue, April 26, 2022, 5:02 PM

Moscow announced on Tuesday that it was expelling three diplomats from Sweden after Stockholm expelled three Russian diplomats over the conflict in Ukraine.

The Russian Foreign Ministry said it had summoned Sweden’s ambassador to Russia and “strongly protested” against the expulsion of Russian diplomats and Sweden’s “military support for the kyiv regime”.

He also accused Sweden of “covering up the crimes of Ukrainian nationalists against the civilian population of Donbass and Ukraine”, referring to a region in eastern Ukraine, parts of which are controlled by pro-separatists. -Russians.

“In response to this, the Russian side has decided to declare persona non grata three diplomats from the Swedish Embassy in Russia,” the ministry said.

In early April, Sweden said it was expelling three Russian diplomats who had carried out “illegal operations” there, following similar moves by other EU allies.

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