Zakharova calls Russian diplomats' expulsion from Germany, Sweden, Poland groundless

Zakharova calls Russian diplomats' expulsion from Germany, Sweden, Poland groundless

The decision of Germany, Sweden, and Poland to expel Russian diplomats is a groundless and unfriendly step, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson Maria Zakharova told the Rossiya 1 television channel.

"Today's decisions made by Poland, Germany, and Sweden are baseless and unfriendly and come as a follow-up to the string of steps and actions which have been undertaken by the West against our country and which we qualify as interference in our internal affairs," Interfax cited her as saying.

Earlier on Monday the three countries said they were each expelling a Russian diplomat in response to a similar move from Moscow.

Last Friday the Russian Foreign Ministry said that it was expelling the Swedish, Polish and German diplomats who participated in unsanctioned rallies on January 23.

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