Russia on Friday announced the expulsion of diplomats from Sweden, Germany and Poland, accusing them of taking part in illegal protests last month against the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny.
The foreign ministry said in a statement that Moscow considered the actions of the diplomats unacceptable.
Meanwhile, Poland summoned the Russian ambassador over the expulsion of a Polish diplomat in St. Petersburg who was accused of taking part in protests against the jailing of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, the foreign ministry said.
“The Polish side expects the Russian authorities to reverse this erroneous decision,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.
“Otherwise, Poland leaves itself the option to take appropriate steps.”