Norway says Russia has expelled its diplomat in tit-for-tat spying affair

Norwegian police at the border with Sweden. (File photo: Reuters)

In a tit-for-tat move, Russia is expelling a diplomat from the Norwegian embassy in Moscow, Norway's foreign ministry said on Friday.

"Our embassy in Moscow has been informed by the Russian foreign ministry that one of our diplomats is no longer welcome in Russia," it said in a statement emailed to Reuters. "This is
completely unfounded." The diplomat had broken no rules, it added.

Norway earlier this month said it had expelled a Russian diplomat on suspicion of espionage. Moscow said the accusation was groundless.

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Last Update: Friday, 28 August 2020 KSA 12:20 - GMT 09:20