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Swedish diplomats expelled from Russia

Data on the expulsion from Russia of two Swedish diplomats confirmed by the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Sweden, may 8, according to the publication Expressen.

Reportedly, the expulsion of the Swedish diplomats is the Russian response to the denial of visas to several Russian diplomats.

The representative of the Swedish foreign Ministry expressed regret about this decision of the Russian authorities, but from further declined to comment. The Director of the Department of information and press of the Russian foreign Ministry Maria Zakharova also refused to comment on the events, noting that we are talking about acts committed by Russia “in response”.

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As a reminder, in December 2018, Russia has sent the press attache of the Swedish Embassy Calle was Kniivila in response that Sweden refused to grant visas to two Russian diplomats. According to the media, the pretext for action, the Swedish side had suspicions about the connection of Russian diplomats with special services.

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