Russia is expelling two Swedish diplomats in retaliation for an earlier Swedish decision to expel three Russian embassy employees.
The Russian Foreign Ministry says the Swedish ambassador was told this on Tuesday.
According to the ministry, the military support for Ukraine and the “want to conceal crimes committed by Ukrainian nationalists against the civilian population of Ukraine, and the Donbas” are also important reasons for the expulsions.
Russia has expelled many European embassy employees in recent weeks. On Monday, forty Germans were declared an unwanted person.