Russia expels three Swedish diplomats

Russian authorities on Tuesday April 26 announced that it is expelling three diplomats from Sweden after Stockholm expelled three Russian diplomats over the conflict in Ukraine.


The Russian Foreign Ministry said it summoned Sweden’s ambassador, Malena Mard, and handed her a note about the expulsion of three Swedish diplomats from Moscow.


The step was taken in response to the expulsion of 3 Russian diplomats from Stockholm, Sweden’s military support to Ukraine and “the cover-up of crimes of Ukrainian nationalists against the civilian population of Donbass and Ukraine,” the ministry said in a statement.


On April 5, Sweden expelled 3 Russian diplomats, accusing them of “not working in accordance with the Vienna convention (on diplomatic ties).”