25 Apr 2023 16:08

Swedish FM announces expulsion of five Russian diplomats

BRUSSELS April 25 (Interfax) - Sweden has declared five Russian diplomats personae non gratae, Swedish Foreign Minister Tobias Billstrom said on Tuesday.

"Sweden is expelling five Russian diplomats," Billstrom said in an interview with the SVT television channel.

Citing Billstrom, Western media said that Stockholm made the decision because of the diplomats' actions which were inconsistent with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations.

The Swedish Foreign Ministry summoned Russian Ambassador Viktor Tatarintsev to notify him of the decision.