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Russia Expels Diplomats From Sweden, Poland And Germany For Attending Pro-Navalny Rally

They were required to leave Russia 'in the nearest future,' a ministry statement said.

Russia Expels Diplomats From Sweden, Poland And Germany For Attending Pro-Navalny Rally
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Russia Expels Diplomats From Sweden, Poland And Germany For Attending Pro-Navalny Rally
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2021-02-05T21:54:07+05:30

Russia's Foreign Ministry on Friday said it was expelling diplomats from Sweden, Poland and Germany for attending a rally in support of opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

The diplomats were being declared “persona non grata” after they were alleged to take part in the “unlawful” rallies in support of Navalny on Jan. 23, the ministry said. Mass protests in support of Navalny took place that day all across Russia.

Diplomats from Sweden and Poland in St. Petersburg and from Germany in Moscow took part in the rallies, it said, and their actions were “unacceptable and inappropriate for their diplomatic status.”

They were required to leave Russia “in the nearest future,” a ministry statement said.

The announcement of the expulsions came as the European Union's top diplomat told Russia's foreign minister that the treatment of Navalny represents “a low point” in the relations between Brussels and Moscow.

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