Sweden is expelling five Russian diplomats for carrying out activities incompatible with their diplomatic status, Sweden’s Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
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Russia’s embassy in Sweden declined to comment on the development.
Russia and Western countries have engaged in tit-for-tat expulsions since Moscow launched its invasion of Ukraine in February last year. Russia calls the invasion a “special military operation”.
“Sweden has called up Russia’s ambassador and informed him that five people who are employed at the embassy have been asked to leave the country as a result of activities that are incompatible with the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations,” a foreign ministry statement said.
Concerns have grown in countries such as Sweden over Russian intelligence activities, with Swedish security police singling out Russia as a serious threat to the security of the Nordic country, which is seeking membership in NATO.
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